Indians ︎ Panthers
Out of all the schools on my list, Southampton was the only school that reviewed the name and mascot and decided NOT to change it. However, many students within the school restarted the dialog in August of 2020, asking school and county officials to reconsider the decision and change the name.
That being said, I was unable to find any ideas, proposed names, or new mascot ideas from the students. On top of that I was unable to find much during my research which forced me to go to my last resort, which is to look for a rival school and find what contradicts said school’s mascot. Southampton’s rival is the Franklin High Broncos, so I ended up googling “Natural predator to a bronco” and the first thing I saw was “a panther”, so I went with that and designed a panther.
--An email was sent on 4/29/21
THE NEW IDENTITIES
The seven high schools I choose to rebrand are Monocan, Fort Defiance, Gar-field, Northumberland, Southampton, Kecoughtan, and Magna Vista. Each new icon has some sort of significance to the school or the area the school is in.
UPDATES AND RESPONSES
MARCH 15, 2021 🚩 Gar-Field High School announces they are removing the “Indians” name and mascot at the end of the 2021 school year.
APRIL 26, 2021 🚩 Project 12-32 has emailed Gar-Field High School a proposal for a new mascot and icon.
APRIL 29, 2021 🚩 Project 12-32 has emailed the other six schools a proposal for a new mascot and icon.