Tractor Convoy: CNY Students Ride in Style on Final Day of School
Here's something you won't see in New York City...a tractor convoy.
Students drove their tractors to school all over Central New York to celebrate the final day of classes.
Bring Tractor to Camden School
In the Camden District, it was Bring Your Tractor to School Day. And bring them, they did. A long line of tractors, some proudly flying the American flag, paraded down the street, for the last day of school.
Kendrick Morrison captured the special moment.
The community came out to support the parade. "Always fun to see," Kendrick Morrison said.
The annual tradition seems to be getting bigger. "Wow that number grew since I was there," said Anissa LaMonica.
Stephanie Marie drove by the parade of tractors "and a horse." Alexis Stevens was the one riding Big Joe. "He was a little slower than the tractors but she still made it," said Jennifer Lyman.
Holland Patent Tractors
It wasn't just in Camden either. Kids in Holland Patent drove their tractors to school too.
Drive What You Want
In the Morrisville-Eaton district students got to drive whatever they wanted to school for the first time.
It's nice to see so many school districts allowing tractors at school.
Students in Norwich held a tractor protest in 2022 when one had their tractor impounded after taking it to school.
The tractor drama caught the national attention of Whistlin Diesel, a social media influencer with millions of followers.
"When I was younger the school literally had a day intended for kids driving their tractors to school," Whistlin Diesel wrote in a post on Instagram, where he offered to pay $500 to everyone who drove their tractor to school with a cap of 30 grand.
Line of Tractors
Good thing Whistlin Diesel put a cap on how much money he'd be handing out. Several students and even adults came on tractors, lawnmowers, and push mowers.
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Drive Tractors & Ag Classes
This year, the Norwich School District had an official Drive Your Tractor to School Day on June 9 and Braedon, whose tractor was impounded, organized the whole thing.
Agriculture programming has also been added to the Norwich school budget and classes will begin next year.