photo by David Mayne/Portland Public Schools
The committee charged with finding a new identity for Franklin High School has come up with a list of six possible mascot names for the school’s community to consider and will send their recommendations to Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero for his review this month. A final Board vote will be in June.
The 19-member Franklin Mascot Identification Committee – which includes students, staff, alumni, family members and community members – recently identified these possible names:
Ambassadors, Chargers, Falcons, Firs, Lightning and Thunderbolts.
Franklin is undergoing a mascot name change because its current identity, Quakers, has been found to violate district policy that forbids names with a religious affiliation.
Once the new name is determined, changes will be made to update items at the school that display the Quakers name.