Cache County School district seeking public input on new high school name, mascot and colors

An artist's rendition of what the new high school coming to Millville will look like. The school is expected to open in August 2016.

Construction on the new high school in Millville is slightly ahead of schedule. You can thank a mild winter for that. Its new principle has also been named–Bob Henke, current principle at Mountain Crest High School. What the school doesn’t have, yet, is a name and a mascot. But that is about to change.

The Cache County School District mailed post cards to every resident within the school’s boundary area which asked people to go online and give their suggestion for a new name, mascot and colors.

“The purpose of the survey is to get feedback,” says Deputy Superintendent for the Cache County School District Mike Liechty. “It is a way to get patrons invited into the process. We asked them several things.”

Liechty says the survey asked for a school name, suggestions of colors for the school, a mascot for the school, and if they would be interested in serving on a committee that narrows the school name down and the school colors down.

Additionally, the survey also asked if people would be willing to serve on the school’s community council or on the school’s PTA.

The survey closed Friday afternoon. Liechty will get together with Principle Henke to review the information and then set a meeting with those who volunteered to participate in the group to select the school’s identity.

“They are going to take this list of 400-500 suggestions and start whittling it down,” Liechty says. “We want to take three or four names to the school board with a recommendation. Then the school board will have the final say on the name.”

The mild winter has been advantageous for the school district with all of their building projects, including Lewiston Elementary, Providence Elementary and they have recently broken ground for the new high school in North Logan.

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