The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District unveiled its new "Tiger Nation" mascot at the meeting Tuesday.
Throughout the years, individual schools had their own mascots and colors. Once the district became "Tiger Nation," they created their own versions of the Tigers, said Angee Shaker, communications and community engagement director for CH-UH.
"Some were fierce, some were babyish, some used a paw print, some used a tiger scratch. As part of our branding, we wanted to make sure it’s ours and professional," she said. “We felt this new and consistent tiger image would work across all grade levels PK-12. It’s something we can all be proud of.”
Drew Dallet at Boom Creative designed the mascot using suggestions from each building, Shaker said.
Students and district employees are celebrating the new mascot with pep rallies and spirit days, and banners with the new image are hanging in each building.
A new online store selling merchandise with the new image, www.heightsgear.com, was recently launched in partnership with the Heights Alumni Foundation. Eric Silverman, alumni foundation president, presented the new gear people can purchase at the board meeting.
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