Mascot Review Process
In 2020, Algonquin Regional High School engaged in the process of examination of the long-time school mascot, the Tomahawk. Reviewing our mascot and considering a change was a major undertaking, and several members of the school community generously donated their time and energy to examine the issue, as members of the Study Group for Mascot Review (November 2020 - April 2021) and/or the Mascot Renaming Study Group (July-September 2021). The Tomahawk has been an important part of our school’s rich history, and both groups endeavored to conduct this examination thoughtfully and transparently.
On February 7, 2022, ARHS students participated in a vote to identify the next mascot. On February 11, 2022, the mascot was announced as the Titans.
The materials below are presented so that all of the members of our school community may stay informed about the work of the Study Groups.
Short-Term Study Group for Mascot Review: November 2020 - April 2021
Study Group Chair: Sean Bevan, ARHS Principal
Collection of Resources on Native American mascotting
- Meeting agenda
- Slides Presentation
- Notes Re: ARHS/Tomahawk history
- Summary Email to Community members, 12/10/20
Regional School Committee Meeting, 4/15/21
Mascot Renaming Study Group: July 2021 - October 2021
Study Group Chair: Keith Lavoie, Assistant Superintendent of Operations
- Meeting agenda
- Summary Email to Community members, 9/23/21
- Input from Native America tribes re: "Thunderhawk"
Mascot Vote: February 2022
Mascot Choices Awareness Campaigns
Mascot Vote and Reveal, 2/11/22
Update on Replacement of Athletics Uniforms: From RSC meeting, 10/19/22