Local schools use monster trucks to stop bullies in their tracks

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by KREM.com & Tove Tupper

KREM.com

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 2:25 AM

SPOKANE-- Some of the most monstrous trucks on the planet will be in Spokane this weekend, and they plan to show bullies, and the audience, what they’re made of.

Seven of the world’s best monster trucks, including Gravedigger, Tasmanian Devil and Captain USA, driven by Washington native Jeff Bainster, made their way to the Spokane Arena for the annual Monster Jam event. These trucks are powerful, and their drivers plan to put on a big show.
 
“We are going to do sky wheelies and put the nose as high in the air as possible. You can really feel it when you’re here at the arena,” Nicole Johnson, driver of the Tasmanian Devil, said.
 
The drivers hope to smash bullying, as well as get down in the dirt, while they are in town.
 
Inland Northwest middle schools are using new ways to take on Rachel’s Challenge, which is a pro-kindness campaign started because of a victim of the Columbine shootings.
 
Students of Northwood Middle School started by writing the traits they want to eliminate from their school on a car like gossip and racism. The car will then be destroyed at Monster Jam. It’s the students’ way of smashing out bullying.
 
Tickets are still available. Monster Jam will run Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Gates open an hour before show time. Tickets can be purchased at the Spokane Arena Box Office or online at www.ticketswest.com.

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