NEWINGTON – Calling all artists, creative imaginations and town natives: Newington High School needs your help designing its new mascot.
The NHS Indians officially became the NHS Nor’easters on April 1, following a year-long selection process led by the Board of Education. Many different people were involved, from students and alumni to local historians and Native American advocates.
Now the Newington High School Mascot Design Committee is hoping to once again involve the community in its process.
The chief goal is to design a logo to be used on team apparel, equipment, the NHS building and fields, as well as on websites and in print.
Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett told the Herald earlier this year that it’s also been a long time since a physical mascot character has represented NHS at sporting events and other school functions.
Therefore, costume ideas are also being solicited from the community.
The committee chose the Nor’easters with cold New England winters in mind, and is giving serious consideration to a yeti or snowman type character to portray the mascot.
Design ideas are being accepted up until May 12, after which members will begin to review submissions.
People interested in submitting their own original design ideas, artistic renderings, logo and costume possibilities should email the superintendent’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a submission form.
Although the committee will make the ultimate decisions regarding the final design, school officials also hope to get feedback from students and reactions to submissions.
The goal is to have a new mascot and logo design prepared in time for the 2021-22 school year.
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