Wolverines get the W: Sheffield’s plow entry chosen as fan favorite

The Sheffield “Paint the Plow” submission has been announced as the winning entry.

High school students throughout Warren and Forest counties painted a plow that will clear the area’s roadways the winter.

After an online vote, Sheffield was recognized with the “Fan Favorite” award.

“Students from the school painted a wing plow blade with the school’s mascot leaping out from behind the words Wolverine Pride,” PennDOT said.

Part of a safety outreach contest that PennDOT coordinated, blades were also painted by students at Warren, Eisenhower and Youngsville as well as East Forest in Forest County and will be used “to maintain state-owned roadways in Warren and Forest counties.”

The theme for the contest was “school mascots.”

Last month, Warren County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms told the Times Observer that “the painted plows and wings have been sealed with clear coat in hopes they will last through the season. Typically the plows last six to eight years before needing a paint job.”

The Warren and Sheffield pieces will run out of Starbrick while the pieces painted by Youngsville and Eisenhower pieces will work out of Tidioute, according to PennDOT.

“When the schools first expressed interest in decorating the plow blades, we did not realize what works of art the students would produce,” Elms said. “We truly appreciate all their hard work.”