CARROLL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Students in York County took a slower ride to school Friday. The Northern High School students hopped on tractors instead of cars or buses, to celebrate their status as the next generation of agriculturalists. School officials say the event is a badge of pride for the district, noting that agriculture is Pennsylvania's top industry, and its important to the nation as a whole, as it supplies Americans with food and fiber.
All of the students who participated are considering future careers in the agricultural industry, and their tractor commutes required early rising. "We had to be in here before 7:00am to not mess with traffic, but it was cold, it was windy. You didn't go much faster than 25 [mph], if you're lucky," said Northern High School junior Wyatt Wirfel.
This is the first time the school district has hosted this type of event, but administrators say they're hoping to make it an annual occurrence.