Local Education Spotlight: Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. See more local education news

| June 2, 2020

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By Coconino County

FLAGSTAFF — Safe Kids Coconino County, led by Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), and Safe Kids Worldwide are proud to recognize Billy Weldon as the winner of the 2020 America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest.

After tens of thousands of votes from appreciative supporters that earned him a spot as one of the top five finalists, Weldon was named the winner by a panel of judges because of his exceptional impact on his community and his commitment to the safety of the students. 

Weldon has volunteered as a crossing guard for 13 years at Marshall Magnet Elementary School, part of Flagstaff United School District. He is also a Vietnam War veteran and is active in supporting other veterans and attending veteran funerals across the state. He has been recognized with many military and community awards, including two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart and the title of the 2014 Arizona Daily Sun Male Citizen of the Year. In his 13 years of service as a crossing guard, there have been no traffic-related injuries or deaths.

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