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Press Release  MassDOT Announces the Winners of the Name A Snowplow Contest

Each winner’s classroom to receive a $100 gift card for school supplies and a visit from a MassDOT snowplow vehicle with the winning name on it
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Media Contact   for MassDOT Announces the Winners of the Name A Snowplow Contest

Jacquelyn Goddard, Director of Communications, MassDOT

List of the winning snow plow names with logos

Boston Today, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the winners of the “Name A Snowplow” contest: Flurry Fighter, Luke Snowalker, Plower Ranger, Sherlock Snowmes, Snowdrop, Arctic Beast, Sled Zeppelin, Snow day No Way, Blizzard Wizard, Snow Big Deal, Snow Time to Lose, and Blizzard of Oz. This contest received entries from statewide public elementary and middle school classrooms in Massachusetts.  The contest chose names for 12 MassDOT snowplows that will be in service during this 2022/2023 winter season. The purpose of the contest has been to celebrate the snow and ice season and to help recognize the hard work and dedication of public works employees and contractors during winter storms. 

“We are excited about the results of our first-ever contest to partner with school students across Massachusetts to name several of our snowplows,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca. “In addition to recognizing the schools that submitted winning names, this contest also strengthens the connection MassDOT has with communities across the Commonwealth.” 

“Thanks to all the participating classrooms for submitting hundreds of creative and unique plow names to make our selection,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “We are proud to celebrate these winners and recognize the hard work that is performed by hundreds of employees and vendors statewide who work around the clock during major weather events.”

The 12 classrooms that won will each receive a $100 gift card for school supplies and a visit from a MassDOT plow vehicle with the winning name on it.

Grade Range




Chosen Plow Name

K through 4th

Crosby Elementary School



Flurry Fighter


Munger Hill School



Luke Snowalker


Reingold Elementary School



Plower Ranger


John F. Kennedy School



Sherlock Snowmes


Wilkins Elementary School





JFK Elementary School



Arctic Beast

5th through 8th

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School

Shelburne Falls


Sled Zeppelin


Hadley Elementary School



Snow day, No Way


Tahanto Middle-High School



Blizzard Wizard


TEC Connections Academy Online School



Snow Big Deal


Wamsutta Middle School



Snow Time to Lose

James F. Condon School K-8



Blizzard of Oz

Please see the original contests announcement for more information:

Applications for the Snowplow Naming Contest were submitted by Friday, December 23, 2022. There is no limit to the number of applications that could be submitted per school.

A selection panel composed of MassDOT employees chose two elementary school classroom winners that are located within each of the six Highway Division districts.  The winning submissions were evaluated based on two grade-level categories: 1) kindergarten through fourth grade; and 2) fifth grade through eighth grade. 


Media Contact   for MassDOT Announces the Winners of the Name A Snowplow Contest

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