Friday, June 22, 2012
The Redhawk design is final: what do you think?
The design for the Natick High Redhawks logo has been finalized. Completed by Fassino Design (owner Diane Fassino is a Natick High graduate), the logo will go on the gym floor sometime in July. "The students liked the 'N' and this hawk, so we put them together to form the final design," said Principal Rose Bertucci. The logo was the subject of a vote of the student body earlier this month. The Redhawks were selected in May as the new mascot.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The vote may have been influenced by a red hawk flying through a school window last year.
A school mascot is more than a name; it's an identity, aimed to bring together the community and facilitate a sense of pride. So when Natick High switched in 2009 from the traditional "Redmen" name to "Red and Blue," it didn't sit well with some who saw the Redmen name not as offensive, but as an identity. It's principal Rose Bertucci's hope, however, that the newly chosen "Red Hawks" mascot will play just as large a role in the school's history. More than half of 750 votes cast for a new mascot on Tuesday went to the Red Hawks. The second most popular choice was the Knights, which captured 22 percent of the vote. An informal vote of eighth-graders from both middle schools also showed Red Hawks as the favorite. "There's still a wound …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The votes are in; an announcement about the high school's new mascot should come tomorrow.
Natick High Principal Rose Bertucci is expected to reveal the school community's choice for a new mascot by tomorrow, the latest. Students and staff voted Tuesday for their favorite of the following: Natick Knights, Natick Legacy, Natick Pride, Natick Red Hawks and Natick Tribe. In an email this week, Bertucci said the votes, which are stored in a safe, were scheduled to be counted yesterday afternoon. Superintendent Peter Sanchioni will see the name before it is released to the public Friday, at the latest. In our Patch poll, readers as of Thursday afternoon preferred "Red Hawks." If you haven't already, weigh in with your choice.