Senior prank shows creativity, cooperation |

Senior prank shows creativity, cooperation

A small car was welded around a light post by members of Moffat County High School's class of 2016.
Noelle Leavitt Riley

Pulling a senior prank is a longtime high school tradition.

The ritual usually begins in private as members of the graduating class devise a plan and hopefully ends in an administration-approved joke.

This year, seniors welded a junk car around a light post in the parking lot of Moffat County High School.

The prank certainly took some effort but motivated seniors were up to the task and Principal Kelly McCormick supported their effort.

“If students do it appropriately and go through the right channels, then we’re usually on board with stuff like this,” he said.

The car wrapped around a light post in the middle of the high school’s parking lot was one example of how seniors can prank appropriately.

“It’s about channeling kids and doing the right thing,” McCormick said.

Painted blue and white, the car was creative display of Moffat County and Class of 2016 pride. No one was hurt and no property was damaged upon installation.

“I think it was awesome,” said sophomore Josh Worster. “It didn’t have anything to do with destroying property or hurting anybody so it was a good prank.”

Worster and his classmate Seth Ogden said they have a plot to top the 2016 class’ prank but it will have to wait until their graduation to be revealed.

“It’s going to be better,” said Ogden. “I can’t tell you the plan.”

McCormick said as long as students approach administration first, pranks can be planned and worked out so everyone has fun and no one gets in trouble.

Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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