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Mrs. Kappe reveals the freshmen class mascot.

Mrs. Kappe reveals the freshmen class mascot.

Photo credit: Victoria Cendejas

Photo credit: Victoria Cendejas

Mrs. Kappe reveals the freshmen class mascot.

Kaleigh Dreyer and Victoria Cendejas

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A timeless Rosary tradition, class mascots are student chosen animals that embody their class’ school spirit. Mascots over the years have ranged from jungle animals such as monkeys and pandas to animals that live in the far regions of the arctic like polar bears and seals.

Mrs. Kappe, the World Language Department Chair, is the freshman moderator and overseer of the class mascot decision.

RRWhat is the weirdest animal mascot suggestion you have ever received?

Mrs. Kappe: Well, the one that gets suggested every year is the narwhal, and I just wonder why they (the freshmen) would want to be a whale with a giant ugly thing sticking out of its head?! I guess they think it’s like a unicorn, but it’s the one they want every year.

RRDo you enjoy being the freshman moderator? What is your favorite aspect of being a freshman supervisor?

Mrs. Kappe: I love it. I love meeting all the girls for the first time, and since I teach the majority of the freshmen in Spanish, it’s nice to be able to see them outside of class. I especially love being the freshmen moderator because everything’s new to them. I think it’s nice for them to know that there is somebody to talk to, and I just love being helpful to them.

On Thursday, the freshmen ran excitedly into room 101 and crammed themselves into the desks, waiting patiently for their mascot to be announced.

They had narrowed their choices down to either the starfish, the llamas, the hedgehogs, the puffins, or the hummingbirds (quite a long list).

A hush of anticipation fell over the room as Mrs. Kappe stood up and proclaimed, “Your class mascot is. . . the PUFFIN!” Conversation immediately arose in the classroom. The girls were psyched.

Photo credit: Victoria Cendejas
Freshmen wait to hear their class mascot announced.

We heard great reactions after the big reveal:

“I think [I’m most excited for] the big class poster on the front of the school,” said Bianca Becerra.

“Its cool! Next, I can’t wait to decide on our class colors,” Tina Enright told us.

And of course all the freshmen can agree–the prospect of their class sweatshirts coming soon is also exciting.

“I really like [the Puffin]! It’s a unique choice, and I think we can have a lot of fun with it. I’m most excited for the class sweatshirt,” Claire Early explained to us.

The Freshman certainly seem stoked for this upcoming year, with Puffins being decided as their class mascot. Their class colors, sweatshirts, and school banner await! Stay tuned for further updates!

 

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