new mascot / new logo call press release
Ellen Siuta, Board of Education Chair
For Immediate Release: March 26, 2021
Farmington High School Selects a New Mascot
We are pleased to announce the final results of the Farmington High School mascot selection process. The FHS Ad Hoc Committee received hundreds of suggestions for the new FHS mascot. Using the criteria set forth, the committee consolidated the list of suggestions at a public meeting on March 2, 2020. Starting the week on March 7th, students at Irving A. Robbins Middle School and students, faculty and staff at Farmington High School engaged in three rounds of voting during the month to arrive at the final result. This past week, the final round consisted of the two top choices based on previous results; River Hawks and Black Bears. The secondary school community was in the position to decide if FHS would roar or soar into the future with a new mascot. This morning our 9:05 News featured a special update for IAR and FHS to announce the results of the final vote.
Over 1,300 votes were collected in the final round and a clear winner was determined. With 65.8% and a total of 860 votes, Farmington High School will proudly adopt the River Hawk as our new mascot. Hawks are common in Farmington and throughout the region. Described as determined, focused, strong leaders, protective and intuitive decision makers; the name acknowledges both Farmington’s waterway and the abundance of hawks in the area, many of which we see around our campus. All of us at Farmington High School are eager to continue our strong connection to the community, appreciating the proud history at FHS while also developing our identity for the present and future. The use of symbols and mascots, and the way in which they are celebrated, bring us together as a community, emanating pride
and inclusivity. As One School, One Community, One Us, we are eager to embark on this exciting journey together.
The next phase of our process includes the development and selection of a visual logo We invite all students, families, and citizens of Farmington to engage in developing the logo for the Farmington High School River Hawks. The call for proposals regarding logo design can be accessed here. Please consider visiting the FHS Ad Hoc Committee website for more information on the process and to access links to upcoming meetings. You may submit proposals for the new FHS logo by emailing all necessary documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are due by April 18, 2021. The FHS Ad Hoc Committee will review all logo designs with consideration for the articulated guidelines on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
We thank you for your continued support of FHS. Go River Hawks! Go Farmington!