Maine students take a unique ride to school

Posted at 9:19 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 23:19:26-05

(WCSH) A group of students at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford, Maine starts most winter days with a rush. Each snowmobiling, one making a 17-mile journey, to the classroom.

While kids used to have to be 16 to ride, starting this year, the group has gotten younger.

“This year, a bunch of students in the student council petitioned the school board to lower the age 14-year-olds to ride to school, which is state law, so now we have 14-year-olds riding to school,” principal John Keane says.

According to the students, riding a snowmobile also makes a long day of classes go by more quickly.

“You try your best to get through the day so you can hop on this thing and go riding again. So it makes the days go by a lot shorter I guess,” Ben Martin says.

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