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Reading: This 94-Year-Old Mother of 18 Has Been a Crossing Guard for 25 Years
Reading: This 94-Year-Old Mother of 18 Has Been a Crossing Guard for 25 Years

This 94-Year-Old Mother of 18 Has Been a Crossing Guard for 25 Years

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This 94-Year-Old Mother of 18 Has Been a Crossing Guard for 25 Years
This 94-Year-Old Mother of 18 Has Been a Crossing Guard for 25 Years

94-Year-Old grandma has stirred as she differed the laws of nature actively working as crossing guard when most of her mates are in retirement.

She started at the job 25 years ago at the age of 69. She said, “My son-in-law, he was a policeman then. And he needed somebody, and he asked me if I would help him a few days.” But then the few days turned to years.

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Williams, who is also a mother to 18 children, is now the oldest crossing guard in South Carolina and one of the oldest in the U.S.

“In the middle, I let them out. And I stop this traffic – I stop this. And let the school traffic out. It’s simple,” she said.

“Yeah, I keep the kids safe. And the people,” she said.

“It’s good. I enjoy doing it,” Williams told ABC News 4 about her job controlling the traffic outside Westside High School in Anderson, South Carolina.


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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.