SAD 32 adopts new hornet

17 years ago
By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    ASHLAND – SAD 32 has a stinging new logo.
    According to Superintendent Gehrig Johnson, the district had too many variations of its beloved Ashland Hornet, and he felt it was time to revamp the mascot.

 

ImagePhoto courtesy of The Sign Place
    A NEW ASHLAND HORNET LOGO, created by Rick and Sandy Guerrette of The Sign Place in Presque Isle, was adopted at the Nov. 8 SAD 32 board of directors meeting. School officials said the logo will be used on everything from uniforms to letterhead.

 

 

    “When I first started as superintendent in Ashland,” said Johnson, “they had about eight different versions of their hornet. Some looked like bumblebees, some looked like caterpillars, and everyone had their favorite.
    “A logo for a school system is what you gather around,” he said, “so we set out to select a new hornet.”
    Johnson said a committee was formed and had been working on the project for three months.
    “We now have an official hornet,” said Johnson. “The logo will be used throughout the district on everything from Eastern Maine championship jackets, uniforms, yearbooks, letterhead, and when we open our new school in 2010, it will be prominently displayed on the gymnasium floor.”
    The logo was created by Rick and Sandy Guerrette of The Sign Place in Presque Isle.
    “They designed the logo with the input of faculty,” Johnson said. “The colors are black and orange, which are the school’s colors. The students have seen it, and everyone seems to like it.”
    The new logo was officially adopted at the Nov. 8 SAD 32 board of directors meeting.