Callie Lantz, a sixth grader at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, won a limousine ride for herself and her brother for the first day of school.
By Ronni Newton
With the permission of her mother, Callie Lantz recently entered an online contest on radio station 104.1 (WMBQ). The prize was a first-class ride to school on the first day, courtesy of Premier Limousine.
“They picked her name randomly last Monday,” said Stefanie Marco Lantz, Callie’s mom, and then both Callie and her brother, Flynn, were interviewed on the radio.
On Wednesday morning, the first day of school in West Hartford, the limo arrived at the Lantz home where Callie and Flynn were again interviewed by a 104.1 radio personality. Each child was allowed to invite two friends, and the six students were chauffeured to their schools in style. Stefanie and her husband got to go along for the ride, too.
First stop was Bristow Middle School, where the brand new six graders were met by Principal Steven Cook. Callie’s celebrity treatment only increased when WFSB Channel 3 reporter Sujata Jain interviewed her.
“It was awesome and such a fun way to start sixth grade!:” Callie said.
Next stop was Whiting Lane, where Flynn and his friends were met by interim Principal Nancy DePalma.
“It was so fun to have a stylie ride for my first day of 3rd grade! I liked wishing Callie and her friends good luck at school and then riding over to Whiting Lane to be greeted by Dr. DePalma, our principal,” said Flynn.
“Needless to say it was a very very exciting day,” Stefanie said. They got a few more moments in the spotlight when anchor Kara Sundlun also mentioned their limo ride on the air on Channel 3 news.
Stefanie said that after the ride both kids had good days at school, too. Her only complaint: she didn’t get to use the limo to ride around town after the kids were dropped off at school.
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