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71 new state snow plows receive names in 2022

Lord Snowdemort, Snowbe Bryant and many more newly named snow plows will join the 163 previously named plows on the roads in Vermont’s upcoming blizzards.

Imaginative students once again came to the aid of the Agency of Transportation in the second year of its popular “Name a Plow Program” to help devise nicknames for plows before they ventured out onto cold Vermont roads.

Courtesy VTRANS
Elementary school students from Porters Point School in Colchester point to the plow name they chose for the 2022 season: Arctic Blaze.

In a tweet in late October, VTrans said that 87 plows needed names. After the program’s completion, the agency listed 71 plows with new monikers. Over 70 schools participated, the agency said.

On Friday, Nov. 18, “Plow Day” was celebrated, when all of the named plows visited schools throughout the state and gave “students a chance to see their newly named plow trucks up close,” according to VTRANS.

All schools were allowed to participate in the program, but only one name could be awarded from each school, according to the agency’s rules. Those that already participated in 2021 could not participate in 2022.

The newly named plows had a lot to live up to after the first year’s display of clever nicknames, but the plows joining the named crew did not disappoint, including Mount Mansfield Union High School’s “Fast and Flurrious,” Williamstown Middle High School’s “The Final Plowdown” and Mary Hogan Elementary School’s “Super Plow Snow Pants.”

 2022 names

ABC Academy, Milton, “Ploward”
Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, “Snow Wars”
Almond Blossoms Schoolhouse, St. Albans, “Blizzard Tackler”
Arlington Area Childcare, Arlington, “The Snow Blower”
Beeman Elementary School, New Haven, “Polar Plow Express”
BFA Fairfax Elementary, Fairfax, “Unstoppable Jeff”
Cavendish Town Elementary School, Proctorsville, “Snow Daddy
Central Orleans Family Education Center, “Barton Unicorn”
Chester-Andover Elemetary, Chester, “Big Dog”
Community Schoolhouse, Brattleboro, “I Told You Snow”
East Montpelier Elementary School, East Montpelier, “EMES Snow Fox”
Elm Hill School, Springfield, “Snowfox”
Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven , “Falcon Blizzard”
GBYMCA Preschool, Burlington, “Plow-Mater”
Green Street School, Brattleboro, “Shovel Buster 5000”
Jay Westfield Elementary School, Jay, “Blue Ice”
Johnson Elementary School, Johnson, “Plowzilla”
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, Westminster, “Catch My Drift”
Lawrence School for Young Children, East Dorset, Scooper Duper
Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, Townsend, “Snowbody’s Business”
Lincoln Community School, Lincoln, “Milky Way”
Lothrop School, Pittsford, “Snowdozer”
Marion Cross School, Norwich, “Snow Leopard”
Mary Hogan Elementary School, Middlebury, “Super Plow Snow Pants”
Montessori School of Central Vermont, Barre, “Frosted Cream Doughnut”
Montgomery Elementary School, Montgomery Center, “Blizzard Buster”
Montpelier Children’s House, Montpelier, “Rocco Rose”
Mount Holly School, Mount Holly, “Plowasaurus Rex”
Mount Mansfield Union High School , Jericho, “Fast and Flurrious”
Newport Town School, Newport Center, “Snowbe Bryant”
Northfield Elementary School, Northfield, “Arctic Attacker”
Northfield Middle High School, Northfield, “Marauder Machine”
Northwest Primary School, Rutland City, “Buzz Iceclear”
Orwell Early Education Program, Orwell, “Champ the Monster”
Poultney Elementary School, Poultney, “Lightning McClean”
Proctor Elementary School, Proctor, “Snow Phantoms”
Red Fox Community School, Manchester Center, “Snow Penguin”
Rochester Elementary School, Rochester, “Santa’s Snowplow”
Roxbury Village School , Roxbury, “Snow BEEst”
Salisbury Community School, Salisbury, “Snow Ya Later”
Saxon Hill School, Jericho, “Blue Blizzard”
Sheldon School, Sheldon, “Blizzard Bear”
Shoreham Elemetary School,  Shoreham , “Wolfpack”
Smilie Memorial School, Bolton, “The Bolton Yeti”
St. Albans City School, St. Albans, “SNOWZILLA”
Stockbridge Central School, Stockbridge, “Snow-a-Lisa”
Sunderland Elementary School, Sunderland, “Sunderland Snowflakes”
Thaddeus Stevens School, East Burke, “Crystal Clear”
The Ark Preschool/Kindergarten, Waltham, “Crushy Mushy”
The Grammar School, Putney, “Snow Flower”
The Schoolhouse Learning Center, South Burlington, “Little Miss Motor Mouth”
The Wilder School, White River Junction,  “Frosty the Snow Slayer”
Timson Hill Preschool, Newfane, “Emmy Lou”
Townsend Academy, Townsend, “Blizzard Banana”
Turning Points School , Morgan, “Sub-Zero”
Twin Valley Elementary, Wilmington, “Big Maple”
Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, “Snow Day Wrecker”
Union Street School, Springfield, “Lord Snowdemort”
Vermont Farm and Forest School, Roxbury, “Blizzard Dragon”
Vernon Elementary School, Vernon, “Big Daddy”
Visual Eyes Creativity Center, Thetford Center, “Snow-POW!”
Waterford School, Waterford, “Scoopy Doo”
Westshire Elementary School , Fairlee, “Snow Raptor”
Williamstown Middle High School , Williamstown, “The Final Plowdown”
Woodbury Elementary School, Woodbury, “Black Ice Breaker”

The state program began in the fall of 2021, when hundreds of schools came up with names for VTrans snowplows in their local maintenance district. From creative and clever, to cute and silly, there were 20 VTrans plows serving towns in Rutland and Windsor Counties.

Local plows named last year
Bethel Elementary School , Bethel,  “Plowtron”
Castleton Elementary School, Bomoseen, “Stardust”
Hartford High School, White River Junction, “Snowicane”
Killington Elementary School, Killington, “Snowday Buster”
Ludlow Elementary School, Ludlow, “Get Out of My Way!”
Maple Street School, Manchester Center, “Maple Snow Racer”
Mettawee Community School, West Pawlet, “Mettawee Mountain Mover”
Mid Vermont Christian School, Hartford, “Darth Blader”
Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, “Tiny Tim”
Neshobe Elementary School,  Brandon, “Ice Ice Baby”
Newton School, South Strafford, “Rumble”
Northeast Primary School, Rutland, “PAWS”
Okemo Mountain School , Ludlow, “Snow Big Deal”
Rutland Area Christian School, Rutland, “RACS Snow Destroyer”
Rutland Intermediate School, Rutland, “Luke Snow Walker”
Shrewsbury Mountain School, Shrewsbury, “Sub Zero”
Tinmouth Mountain School, Tinmouth, “Plow-Cow”
Tunbridge Central School, Tunbridge, “Snow on the Go”
West Rutland School,  West Rutland,  “Orange Bolt”
Woodstock Elementary School, Woodstock, “Penguin the Plow”

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