Monday, June 6, 2011

Students And Teachers Drive Tractors To School To Start Summer Vacation

High schoolers drive tractors to school:

EDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) - About six years ago students at a southern tier high school found an interesting way to end the school year.

It’s a unique tradition that grows each year, students drive their tractors to school for one day.

At 6 a.m. Friday, the parking lot of Eden High School began filling up with students excited to show off their rides.

Eden High School Senior Magdalene Richmond said, “The day is excitement for everyone. Everyone is really excited to see what tractors show up and who drives what.”

Six years ago, this tradition began with only 15 tractors. Friday, 40 filled the school parking lot.

“This will be my sixth year, which is pretty cool because I did it the very first year it started,” said Eden High School Senior Kyle Witkowski.

Teacher Amy Porter said, “Not only do they drive their tractors to school, but we added a parade at 2 o’clock today.”

Witkowski said, “I got to be the leader this year fortunately. I was always a few tractors back, but it is kind of nice to be the leader this year.”

The parade includes a stop at the elementary school, where the young kids get to see the farm equipment and some baby farm animals.

Richmond said, “We’re a farming community so it is important to show the community that we are proud of what we do.”

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