The MassDOT 'Name A Snowplow' contest ended, and the submissions did not disappoint.

All across the state of Massachusetts, elementary schools had a deadline of December 23, 2022, to enter their unique snowplow names. As of January 20th, twelve plows were given a new name to be displayed proudly for all to see.

From kindergarten to 8th grade, the designs poured in with the most unique and creative ideas that caught the eyes of MassDOT officials.

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“We are excited about the results of our first-ever contest to partner with school students across Massachusetts to name several of our snowplows,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca. “In addition to recognizing the schools that submitted winning names, this contest also strengthens the connection MassDOT has with communities across the Commonwealth.”

Here are the 12 chosen names and designs the MassDOT will be presenting on the snowplows for the 2022-2023 winter season:

  1. Crosby Elementary School Pittsfield 4th Flurry Fighter
  2. Munger Hill School Westfield 3rd Luke Snowalker
  3. Reingold Elementary School Fitchburg 1st Plower Ranger
  4. John F. Kennedy School Somerville 4th Sherlock Snowmes
  5. Wilkins Elementary School Stoughton Kindergarten Snowdrop
  6. JFK Elementary School Canton 2nd Arctic Beast
  7. Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School Shelburne Falls 6th Sled Zeppelin
  8. Hadley Elementary School Hadley 5th Snow day, No Way
  9. Tahanto Middle-High School Boylston 8th Blizzard Wizard
  10. TEC Connections Academy Online School Malden 5th Snow Big Deal
  11. Wamsutta Middle School Attleboro 7th Snow Time to Lose
  12. James F. Condon School K-8 Boston 5th Blizzard of Oz

“Thanks to all the participating classrooms for submitting hundreds of creative and unique plow names to make our selection,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “We are proud to celebrate these winners and recognize the hard work that is performed by hundreds of employees and vendors statewide who work around the clock during major weather events.”

As a reward for their efforts, the 12 schools were given a $100 gift card to purchase supplies for their classrooms as well as a visit from the snowplow they proudly named. The next step is putting these new plows into action, so storms beware- the MassDOT is ready to "plow and roll".

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