New Mascot for South
South’s first official school mascot, Saxon Man, made his first appearance on Jan. 29 at the basketball games against McKay after over a year in the making.
State Farm’s Ted Ferry and Dutch Brothers teamed up with leadership students from South to raise a collective $6,000 for the one of a kind mascot known as Saxon Man. Each business raised approximately $2,000 each, and South’s Leadership team came up with the remaining $2,000 through fundraisers, such as selling Jamba Juice gift cards.
“Up until now kids just dressed up like what they thought Saxon Man was, but we’ve never had a mascot before,” Mrs. August, South’s activities director said. Students of high character still have the opportunity to help out with the mascot, but the identity of these students will remain a secret.
“It’s supposed to be like a disneyland character that you don’t know. Sometimes kids will find out who’s inside, but it changes. There’s a couple reasons for it. One is that it’s very hot in there, and some kids have lost 6 pounds from the beginning of a game to the end because you just sweat. Even though it has ice packs and everything it’s a very hot costume.” August said
Modeled after South’s official logo, Saxon Man’s design was chosen because “It was the closest to the original logo for the Saxon Man that was done in 1954, which is why it had to be one of a kind because you can’t just order a Saxon Man out of a catalogue,” August said.
The design for Saxon Man was chosen by Mr. Armstrong, Mrs. Tiffin, Mrs. August, Ted Ferry, and South students.