Senior Carter Norman stands next to new Spudmobile

It’s been two years in the making. On March 7, students unveiled the new Spudmobile in the automotive lab at the Moorhead High School Career Academy. This pickup was donated by an anonymous Moorhead High School alumni. The donor had a vision to create a Spudmobile, and funded the restoration and branding.

Local auto shops, businesses and students pieced together this 1989 pickup truck. Senior Carter Norman rebuilt the engine and feels proud to have been a part of this project. “It’s something special, that’s for sure,” Norman says. “Knowing that something that is being used in the community, I had a good part in …is really cool.”

The truck is a mix, part Chevy Silverado mixed with GMC Sierra. The anonymous donor not only attended Moorhead Area Public Schools, but taught in them for 33 years. After purchasing the truck, the donor worked with Moorhead Legacy Education foundation to get this truck ready for events and parades.

“Any time you can engage kids in something that will last longer than them, it will have a big impact,” says Brian Cole, Community Relations Coordinator for Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation. The collaboration between alumni, community members and students is something special. As the saying goes, once a spud … always a spud.