Snowbi-Wan Kenobi: Nebraska officials unveil winners of snowplow naming contest

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Snowbi-Wan Kenobi and Plowabunga are some highlights of the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Name a Snowplow contest.

Elementary students across the state were tasked to come up with a name for the department’s snowplows.

Officials whittled down the 700 submissions to 16 winners, two from each of the department’s eight highway districts.

Department spokeswoman Shannon Ankeny said it was hard to narrow down the list.

“We received entries from all corners of the state, including Crawford, Sidney, Falls City, and Pender,” Ankeny said in a press release. “Not only is it a chance for students to get involved, but it is also a great way to recognize our hardworking snowplow drivers and maintenance workers who are often the unsung heroes in keeping our roads safe during and after winter weather.”

The selected plows will now be branded with their new monikers, according to officials.

Those plows can be seen on and

Full list of winners: 

  • Dorchester Public Schools – Deep Trouble and Snow Pirate
  • Meadows Elementary in Omaha – Snowbi-Wan Kenobi and Velociplower
  • Westside Elementary in Norfolk – Snow Big Deal
  • Pender Public Schools – Snow School Today
  • Pleasanton Elementary – Deep Freeze and Snow Crusher
  • Crawford Elementary – No Snow Let’s Go
  • Central Elementary in Sidney – Snow Blazer
  • Hershey Public Schools – Super Scooper and Power Pusher
  • Perkins County Schools in Grant – Plow Wow KaPow! and Oh No Snow!
  • Burwell Public Schools – Plowabunga
  • Keya Paha County Schools in Springview – Snowswisher
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