Northwest High School unveils mascot and colors
Lincoln Northwest High School unveiled its mascot and colors Thursday afternoon live on social media from Arnold Elementary School. Principal Cedric Cooper, with help from Arnold Elementary School and Schoo Middle School students, announced Northwest High School will be the Falcons with purple, white, and gray as the colors.
Northwest staff asked the students and families from Arnold and Roper elementary schools, along with Park and Schoo middle schools, to vote between Aviators, Jets and Falcons for the mascot. Early on it looked like Aviators was going to be the number one choice, but in the last 24 hours of the voting window, the Falcons edged ahead.
Students also had the choice between light blue and purple, or just light blue or just purple. In the end, purple, white, and gray were chosen to be the official colors.
Cooper said student and family input was key to finding the mascot that represented their community.
“We held a lot of engagement opportunities at the schools, meeting with students and families to gather their input during the months of August and September,” Cooper said. “Nothing rallies a community like a school and we enjoyed meeting everyone and hearing their opinions.”
Once the mascot and colors were picked, the Northwest staff went to work with the Lincoln Public Schools Graphics team to develop the look for the mascot, the fonts, the colors and the logos. While the falcon was the focus, Northwest staff also wanted to tie in the aviator connection for the Air Park community.
“That is where the aviator goggles on the Falcon comes into play,” Cooper said. “The Fighting Falcon aircraft is part of the U.S. Air Force, and Air Park was once an Air Force base. We feel this really represents our community in northwest Lincoln.”
Northwest High School, located at Northwest 48th and West Holdrege streets will open in the fall of 2022. It will also house a Medical Science Focus Program for juniors and seniors in partnership with Bryan College of Health Sciences.
You can watch the unveiling of the school mascot and colors:
Published: September 30, 2021, Updated: September 30, 2021