Turner Co. students will choose new mascot

Turner Co. students will choose new mascot

Ashburn, Ga. (WALB) - Turner County Schools are embracing a new brand by letting their students pick the new mascot.

After over 50 years, and after the classes of 2020 and 2021 spoke out, the Rebels will no longer represent their school identity.

Turner County School officials said students want a mascot that’s more inclusive, after voting through a Google form.

Turner County Schools superintendent Craig Matthews says this will unite instead of divide.
Turner County Schools superintendent Craig Matthews says this will unite instead of divide. (Source: WALB)

School officials said there have been mixed feelings about the mascot change.

Turner County Schools superintendent Craig Matthews said this will unite instead of divide.

”One of our teachers said it best: ‘It will increase student morale, and make students work harder.’ Therefore, it will increase teacher morale, and therefore, it will change the whole climate in the building, and just bring everybody together, and we want that to bleed over into the community” said Superintendent Matthews.

Matthews said the new mascot will be unveiled sometime in March.

Turner County Schools is letting high schoolers pick a new mascot that's more inclusive. Do you think other schools should let students pick a mascot?

Posted by WALB News 10 on Thursday, February 11, 2021

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