MY SNOWMOBILE THINKS I’M SNOWY — Students at Springville-Griffith Institute High School rode their snowmobiles to school on March 5. Photos by Elizabeth Pellente.
SPRINGVILLE — On March 5, approximately 22 students at Springville-Griffith Institute High School decided to take a different mode of transportation to school.
Drew Scharra, Zach Hauth, John Bellinger, Nate Hebdon and Jason Fisher came up with the idea of taking “Drive Your Tractor to School” (which is held in the spring) and making it into “Bring Your Sled to School.”
At about 6:30 a.m., the group met at the restaurant Fireside Inn and took a series of trails and tracks, to find their way to the school.
Snowmobiles that included Yamaha, Ski-doo, Arctic Cat and Polaris models were parked out in front of the high school during the school day and came to a surprise to many, upon arriving at school.
“It’s something new, something to change up, to start our own legacy,” Scharra said, of the event. In hopes of this becoming an annual event, he added, “It would be cool if [underclassmen] could carry it on and make it a little bit bigger.”
One of the riders, Andrew Lavanture, said, “We may have brought something new to the school. Kids should be able to organize stuff like that, if they want to. It builds a positive attitude and creativity for adventure.”
Tucker Grimm is a junior who wants to be a part of this next year, as well. “It’s a good time and it’s what we do!”