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Lake Orion crossing guard named "America's Favorite"

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 14:34:35-05

A special ceremony will be held today in Lake Orion to honor an elementary school crossing guard who was named "America's Favorite" by a children's safety organization.

Penni Robertson, who works as a staff associate at Carpenter Elementary in Lake Orion, received the award from Safe Kids Worldwide. She was chosen from several crossing guards nominated across the country.

The organization says Robertson was chosen because of her positive attitude and for going above and beyond on a daily basis.

"Penni is a shining light for the children at Carpenter," said Adam Welton, Principal of Carpenter Elementary School. "She braves rain, snow, wind and any element.  She uses her own limited resources to help feed and clothe children in our building.  She even drives one of our students to school every day because he doesn't have a ride," he said.

Robertson has worked as a crossing guard at the school since 2013.

"This is a great honor and something I never expected," Robertson said. "I just love the daily interactions I get to have with not only the kids, but the school community as well," she said.