A floating farewell at Andrew
Staff reports May 22, 2013 4:30PM
As a senior prank, Andrew students put a small boat hand-decorated in the school’s colors and logo in the pond near the front of the school. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 24, 2013 1:52PM
While the pond in front of Andrew High School is a frequent stopping point for ducks and geese, something a bit larger was found floating there on a recent morning.
As a harmless prank on their last day of school, members of the senior class had plopped a small boat, painted in the school’s gold and black colors and emblazoned with Andrew’s Thunderbolt logo, in the pond.
In a note left inside the boat, which was pulled out of the pond, seniors at the Tinley Park school said the watercraft was being donated “as a token of gratitude to our beloved high school.”
Students said they chose a safe prank “to guarantee a nonoffensive farewell.”
Students had paid $90 for an old boat, which they refurbished and painted, according to Carla Erdey, spokeswoman for Consolidated High School District 230. Andrew administrators are mulling options of how to display the craft at the school, she said.