The winners of Massachusetts’ first-ever snowplow naming contest came up with several pun-tastic names, including “Sled Zeppelin,” “Luke Snowalker” and “Blizzard of Oz.”
The contest kicked off in November and invited schoolchildren to submit name ideas for 12 new state-owned snowplows to represent their elementary and middle school classrooms. Submissions were due on Dec. 23, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced the contest winners Friday.
2023 winning MassDOT snowplow names
- Blizzard of Oz – Boston’s James F. Condon School, 5th grade
- Sherlock Snowmes – Somerville’s John F. Kennedy School, 4th grade
- Snow Big Deal – Malden’s TEC Connections Academy Online School, 5th grade
- Blizzard Wizard – Boylston’s Tahanto Regional Middle School, 8th grade
- Luke Snowalker – Westfield’s Munger Hill School, 3rd grade
- Plower Ranger – Fitchburg’s Reingold Elementary School, 1st grade
- Snowdrop – Stoughton’s Wilkins Elementary School, kindergarten
- Arctic Beast – Canton’s JFK Elementary School, 2nd grade
- Sled Zeppelin – Shelburne Falls’ Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, 6th grade
- Snow Day No Way – Hadley Elementary School 5th grade
- Snow Time to Lose – Attleboro’s Wamsutta Middle School, 7th grade
- Flurry Fighter – Pittsfield’s Crosby Elementary School, 4th grade
“Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all the participating classrooms for submitting hundreds of creative and unique plow names,” MassDOT tweeted Friday.
Students in kindergarten through grade 8 were able to participate in the contest for a chance to have the winning names affixed to a snowplow in their school district. Winners will also get a personal visit from a local snowplow and a $100 gift card for school supplies.
After MassDOT announced the contest, Boston.com invited readers to weigh in with their own snowplow names. Suggestions included “Drew Bledsnow,” “No More Mr. Ice Guy,” “Sleet Caroline” and “The Big LePlowski.”
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