SONORA, Texas — Sonora Independent School District students participated in the "Anything but a Car" event Wednesday to bring in the first day of school.
From golf carts to wheelchairs, some students from grades 7-12 participated in the day where they were able to arrive at school on the mode of transportation of their choice and put whatever creative spin on it they wanted.
Sonora High School Principal Christina Rodriguez said this is something parents and students have been looking forward to all month long.
“We just try to find ways to celebrate our kids. We've got such a good bunch of students here in Sonora, so we just want to find different ways for them to have fun. What a better way to bring in the first day of school than doing something different,” Rodriguez said.
About 20 students rode to school in style and even had an escort from the Sonora Police Department and community members on the side of the road cheering them on as they headed to school.
“Just great. It's something different than just driving a car or getting a ride from one of your friends. I feel cool in this,” Students who came to school on a riding mower said.
“Last semester we had ‘bring anything but a backpack day’ and they had fun with that. They were very creative. So this was another way for them to be creative. The community is behind us and is supporting us. That's the good thing about Sonora, we have such a great community that supports our kids and they're always there for us. Especially law enforcement, they were right there to support us,” Rodriguez said.
She said this is something the ISD plans to do again in the future and it was a great way to bring in the first day.