Once a year, 15-year-old Brandt Hiestand gets a taste of the kind of independence every teenager longs for.
“It’s the one day out of the year I can drive myself to school and no one can really say I can’t,” says Brandt, asophomore at South Central High School in Farina, Ill.
“I milked it last year,” says Alec Langley, a South Central sophomore. “I definitely had my fill of fun. It’s a little dose of freedom.”
That freedom tops out at about 20 miles per hour, because the wheels Brandt and Alec are so excited to drive happen to be attached to a tractor. And the annual tradition they’re so excited about is Drive Your Tractor To School Day, or Tractor Day, as they call it.