Clovis Unified’s newest school, Virginia Boris Elementary, now has a mascot.
The Charger, represented by a charging bull, was recommended by the school’s principal, Erin Gage, after brainstorming with students, school employees and parents in the Clovis East Area for the last month and a half.
At the district’s board meeting Oct. 28, the board accepted the mascot recommendation, along with approving the school’s colors: royal blue, silver and black.
The mascot was chosen to honor the region’s agricultural past and commitment to the future, Gage said.
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“Bulls are the iconic symbol of strength, are bold, and like to charge ahead,” she said.
The colors were selected because blue is the color of trust and responsibility; black is the color of power and strength; and silver illuminates the way forward, is modern and high tech, officials said.
“At Boris Elementary School we will strive to develop the positive character traits associated with our colors — trust, responsibility, inner strength and respect,” Gage said.