Auburndale Residents Can Vote on New Mascot

Auburndale junior guard Cooper Weinfurter was named to the first team of the 2018-19 All-Marawood Conference South Division Boys Basketball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

The Auburndale School District has opened up voting for their new mascot. Residents can vote at the District Office from 8:00-4:00 p.m., the elementary school office from 7:30-4:00, and the high school office from 7:15-4:00 p.m.

Voters can choose from the five mascot options listed below:

Auburndale Express
Image: Train Engine
Mascot: Train Conductor
There are approximately 27 trains that pass through our District every day. The “Express” connects us to our long history of locomotive interdependence and our desire to be on the move.

Auburndale Storm
Image: Storm Cloud/Lightning/Zeus
Mascot: God of Thunder.
There have been some great storms in Auburndale, at least two of which have left a mark on our community, both of the power of the storms and the resilience of our people.

Auburndale Aubies
Image: TBD, a professionally developed logo connected to our heritage, culture and school pride
Mascot: Same
For most of our history, we were known as the Aubies. This label connects us to our very roots while leaving a creative opening to ask our students/community to form the image that might accompany this great and historic name.

Auburndale Alpha Wolves
Image: Wolf
Mascot: same
The wolf is a local animal that finds its greatest strength in being part of a team, and the Alpha Wolf leads that team in success, wisdom, and prowess. Auburndale is connected to wolf habitat and our students represent the strength, intelligence, and initiative of the Alpha.

Auburndale Avalanche
Image: Snowy Mountain made out of our “A”
Mascot: Yeti.
One only needs to look out the window to realize that snowy winters are a big part of who we are. The Avalanche is a powerful force of nature that crushes its foes, and the Yeti, or Snowmonster, embodies the power of the Avalanche.

Voting closes on January 14. If unable to vote at the times listed, contact the District Office at (715) 652-2117.

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Steven Okonek
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