Next time you come to a Columbus High School event you won’t be able to miss the Discoverers biggest fan.
Columbus High School introduced their new mascot at the first home football game.
Students were given the honor of naming him, and they voted for Lil’ C.
The Discover Unity Council came up with the idea to pursue a new mascot. The group felt that a new mascot could help address crowd moral at athletic events.
“Through the Discoverer Way Unity Council our students are able to voice their opinion and make requests that will improve the activities program for them,” CHS Activities Director Mark Brown said. “Lil’ C is an example of our commitment to the students and their desire for new, fresh and exciting ways to establish spirit in a positive way.”
He said the fans and students didn’t seem to connect with the old mascot.
“Lil’ C is more exciting and fun for the students to see,” he said. “An inflatable seemed to be what the students wanted.”
The Columbus Discoverers Sports Boosters paid the $4,600 cost for the new mascot.
“The Discoverers respect the past and our great tradition, but we look to the future and strive to take all of our programs to the next level,” Brown said. “Part of our success is promoting school spirit and creating excitement at our athletic events.”
Appearances by the new mascot won’t be limited to just sporting events. It will also be used at different district events at the elementary schools, middle school and high school.
Lil’ C was purchased from the Omaha-based company, Signs and Shapes.