Gateway students create ‘Pride Ride’ for preschooler in need

A student with special needs at Sinking Fork Elementary School will be riding in style at recess thanks to the Pride Ride program at Gateway Academy.

According to a news release, students of Gateway’s Engineering Department built a modified remote control ride for preschooler Michael Buckner, who has cerebral palsy. The affliction makes it difficult for him to walk and play at recess with other students, and this gift will allow him to be more mobile and have more fun with other kids.

The jeep has been modified to allow it to be controlled by hand technology, a foot pedal or remote control operation by his teacher. Gateway scholars designed the vehicle to feature Paw Patrol, Michael’s favorite TV show.

This is the fourth ‘pride ride’ the Gateway students have made, positively impacting the lives of students in need.