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UCS students show love to Macomb County snowplow
Switzer students show love to Macomb County snowplow
Posted on 11/21/2019
Student in front of winning designSnowplows are usually the enemy of students who are hoping for snow days.

But Switzer Elementary students showed one local snowplow some love, painting a design on the vehicle that was create by their classmate. 

The snowplow, operated by the Macomb County Road Commission, is now ready for duty after the students spent three weeks painting the abominable snowman on its front blade with along with the saying “Switzer Loves Snow.”

The design was created by Switzer fifth-grader Carys Arnold and painted by approximately 50 Switzer students in Rebecca Wennerstrom’s art class.

Wennerstrom said she approached the road commission earlier this school year with the idea based on a suggestion of Switzer teacher Jeff Aisthorpe, who saw it in a neighboring community.

Arnold and her classmates were celebrated recently by Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Road Commission Director Bryan E. Santo, who stopped by with the plow.

Art was the theme of the day; after a few words of congratulations, Arnold and her fifth-grade classmates hopped on a bus to take a tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the district’s partnership with the museum. 

Residents should see the plow at work this winter as the road commission plans to use to clear streets in the Shelby Township-Sterling Heights area. 

The plow is also scheduled to be featured in the Mount Clemens parade.