Board ponders new mascot for new school

Jan 25, 2023 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

There may be another new mascot in store for Washington County schools.

Results from a Survey Monkey poll will play a part in identifying the district’s symbolic face when a new consolidated K-12 school opens.

The short survey is open to the public now at and can be accessed on the Washington County Schools Facebook page. County residents are encouraged to weigh in.

The choice of a new mascot was on the January 10 agenda for discussion and possible approval by the school board, but consideration was stalled at the suggestion of Chairman Carlos Riddick.

Superintendent Linda Jewell-Carr said a mascot decision was not yet a pressing need, but explained, “When it goes to bid, different colors have different prices.”

Riddick suggested the board not discuss the mascot question in its January 10 business, saying “I don’t want to get into the mascot tonight. It’s something we need to discuss and come to a consensus on and we all can agree on. I want to include not just us...”

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