A group of volunteers, students, and sponsors all turned a team effort into a winning effort.
For the better part of the past four months, students at Sturgis Brown High School have been working with local professional bike builders to customize a motorcycle that would eventually be auctioned off during the Sturgis Rally.
Last weekend the group of workers headed to St. Paul, MN for the Donnie Smith Custom Bike Show where their creation won both the Full Custom Bagger Classification in the Open Class and Overall Best Display.
And the students were thrilled with the end result.
"When they called their name, Sturgis Brown High School takes first place, they just went nuts. They all appreciated the fact that high school kids can get in the middle of it and compete and all they needed was a little leadership," said Keith Terry, a supervisor of the project.
"I got to take part in the frame modification where you cut the neck of the bike and weld on a different one and that really changes the look of the bike, so that's a large part in the design that we came up with, so I'm really part of that part," said Hannah Beauvais, a student at Sturgis Brown.
The custom built bike will be auctioned off on the Monday of this year's Rally.