The Fort Mill School District is seeking community input in choosing a mascot for its newest high school, Catawba Ridge.
On Jan. 3, the Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to name Fort Mill’s third high school Catawba Ridge High School because of its proximity to the Catawba River and the surrounding topography. The school is set to open in August 2019.
Click HERE to make a mascot suggestion with the district before Wednesday, Jan. 25. Fort Mill school spokeswoman Kelly McKinney said in an email to district parents that those with multiple ideas for the Catawba Ridge mascot should submit each one separately.
The Board of Trustees will make the final selection on the Catawba Ridge mascot, and the school’s colors will be chosen afterward, McKinney said in the email.
The attendance zone for Catawba Ridge has not been determined. The attendance areas for all three high schools will be examined in 2018, and the process will include community input, McKinney’s email said.
Student capacity at the school is slated for 2,400, which is equivalent to the seat count at the district’s two other high schools, the email said
Voters approved Catawba Ridge’s construction as part of the 2015 $226.8 million bond referendum. Site work on the 103-acre campus is taking place along with Fort Mill Parkway near Spratt Street.