Some students at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) can do what students at city high schools cannot – they can drive their tractors to school. And that is exactly what they did on Friday, September 24.
A dozen tractors, ranging from a John Deere garden tractor that had seen better days, to a giant Case IH 340 Magnum, were parked in front of the school. Students Charlotte Lapensée and Jordan Anderson organized the event. They made an announcement asking their fellow students to come to school by tractor that day.
All students were encouraged to dress like a farmer that day, and a good many of them looked the part. Students from nine local farm families were represented.
Student Adam Rodger summed up why he enjoyed coming to school by tractor. “It’s not as much fun riding the bus,” he said.