The winners of the state’s Name a Snowplow contest are in

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“Luke Snowalker” and “Blizzard of Oz” are among the winning names in MassDOT’s Snowplow Naming Contest.

The winners of Massachusetts’ first-ever snowplow naming contest came up with several fun names, including “Sled Zeppelin,” “Luke Snowalker,” and “Blizzard of Oz.”

The contest began in November and invited schoolchildren to submit name ideas for 12 new state-owned snowplows to represent their elementary and middle school classes. Entries were due December 23, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced the contest winners on Friday.

2023 Winning MassDOT Snowplow Names

  • Blizzard of Oz – James F. Condon School of Boston, 5th grade
  • Sherlock Snowmes – Somerville John F. Kennedy School, grade 4
  • Snow Big Deal – Malden Grade 5 TEC Connections Academy Online School
  • Blizzard Wizard – Boylston Tahanto Regional High School, Grade 8
  • Luke Snowalker – Westfield Munger Hill School, Grade 3
  • Plower Ranger – Fitchburg Reingold Elementary School, Grade 1
  • Snowdrops – Wilkins Primary School in Stoughton, Kindergarten
  • Arctic Beast – Canton JFK Elementary School, Grade 2
  • Sled Zeppelin – Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School in Shelburne Falls, grade 6
  • Snow day no way – Hadley Elementary School 5th Grade
  • Snow Time To Lose – Attleboro Wamsutta Middle School, Grade 7
  • Flurry Fighter – Crosby Elementary School in Pittsfield, Grade 4

“Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all participating classrooms for submitting hundreds of creative and unique team names,” MassDOT tweeted Friday.

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade could enter the competition for a chance to see the winning names written on a snowplow in their school district. Winners also receive a personalized tour from a local snowplow and a $100 gift card for school supplies.

After MassDOT announced the contest, 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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