The school spirit committee had an exciting announcement early in May – we are pleased to share that we will be implementing a SCHOOL MASCOT! We think this will be a fun way to increase team spirit and allow our students to explore their creative sides.
We had so many excellent submissions from students in both the middle school and high school, with fantastic descriptions of how their designs reflect the YMCA Academy’s school spirit, values, and student population.
Once we had all our submissions, the students had a week to vote on their favourite, with 42% choosing… drumroll please… MASCOT MARS!
One of our grade 11 students, Lex, submitted a cartoon version of our therapy dog (in training), Mars! Although Mars has got a way to go in her training and she’s still very shy, she’s won the hearts of our student body. She will now represent our school in more ways than one – Congratulations Lex, on your winning design!