Voting course of by pupil physique begins
Will they be Rapids? How concerning the Purple Tide? Could they be Captains or simply Columbia River? It’s as much as the scholar physique at Columbia River High School to resolve the title of its new mascot.
Board members from Vancouver Public Schools took lower than seven minutes Tuesday to debate and vote unanimously for these 4 names to be on the official poll.
“I feel it’s time to let the scholars resolve,” mentioned Board President Kyle Sproul. “We need this to be an enduring mascot that can stand the check of time.”
Students can vote for their high two mascots in a web-based survey between March 26 and April 1. The high two selections will go head-to-head in one other on-line pupil survey between April 16 to 18. The official mascot might be introduced on April 19.
After retiring the Chieftain title from Columbia River High and Minnehaha Elementary in September, the varsity board appointed a transition committee to give you new mascots for every faculty. Rapids and River have been favorable selections from the start. The transition crew added Captains and Purple Tide to the combination after the board eradicated Sasquatches and Royals.
The committee additionally settled on Cedars, Mammoths, Martens, Mountains and Rapids as selections of mascots for Minnehaha Elementary. Those names additionally acquired a unanimous vote by the varsity board.
“I actually appreciated having the context and which means behind the names, why they have been chosen and the way they meet the standards,” siad Board Vice President Tracey Burrows. “I really feel prefer it’s very clear how these names symbolize our group and the Pacific Northwest, and have the wealthy traditions of the realm.”
Minnehaha Elementary college students attending in-person lessons can vote for their high two mascots in school. Students in distant studying can vote utilizing the Classlink app on their units. Minnehaha plans to announce its new mascot quickly after Spring Break.