| May 21, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - May 21, 2009 Spirit solidifies at SLHSBy Chava Field Green

Sharbot Lake High school has a new mascot! The big fuzzy panther arrived and was unveiled at the school last Friday May 15, to the delight of students and staff. The mascot was out and about the school giving hugs, high fives and dancing around as any mascot should.

The mascot was purchased, through funds generated by pop machine sales, from Maydwell Mascots of Toronto.

It will be more than just a sports mascot, but also a school mascot. Representing SLHS, the panther will make appearances not only during school events such as winter carnival and leadership camp, but also community events such as the Relay for Life.

There is a contest to decide the official name; students just have to submit a name to Head of Student Services and big advocate for school spirit Elizabeth Steele-Drew. A name should be chosen by the end of this week.

Steele-Drew is trying to coordinate a mascot protocol training session with a representative from either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Ottawa Senators. The school is hoping to have three students lined up for next year to bring the mascot to life during the school year.

The SLHS panther will be introduced to the community on June 5 at the Family Fun night at Land O’Lakes Public School. Come out to get a glimpse and a hug from SLHS’s newest personality!

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