SKOWHEGAN – The short list of new nicknames for Skowhegan Area High School is down to nine. Now, it will be up to the school district’s students to make their decision.
This comes after two separate MSAD 54 school board committees met this week to narrow down potential nicknames.
Nine names will now go to a vote for students in August. The final candidates are: Badgers, Fishercats, Phoenix, River Drivers, Riverhawks, Sturgeon, Thunder, Trail Blazers, and no nickname, meaning the school would be known as just Skowhegan.
The school board will now determine the student voting process for students in grades six-twelve at its August 6 meeting, then voting will open for three weeks.
Once voting ends, the committees involved will make their formal recommendation to the full school board and work will begin to create mascot imagery.