God, Fighting Pecans, Chucky The Doll among nearly 300 mascots suggested for new WFISD high schools

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Nine mascots and ten color combinations were selected as finalists from hundreds of options submitted by the community to become the mascots for Legacy and Memorial High Schools.

But, what about the other mascot suggestions and colors?

Community members were given the opportunity to submit suggestions for mascots and colors for WFISD’s two new high schools.

Then, the WFISD Naming Committee was tasked with weeding through the options, selecting and voting on their top five choices, and presenting them to the WFISD School Board.

NOTE: The WFISD School Board at the last board meeting on Tuesday, September 21, tasked the naming committee with reevaluating the list of names and presenting a new set of top mascot choices after the board considered the committee’s first set of lists. Each committee will now present its top 10 names to the WFISD school board during their next meeting.

The task from there is for the school board to select two mascots and two-color combinations and present them to the current student bodies at Rider, Hirschi, and Wichita Falls High Schools, who would then vote on their favorites.

The color combinations are not assigned to any particular mascot, however, it has been stated by WFISD board members may choose a color combination based on its association with the mascot.

Please find the mascot and color combinations submitted by the naming committee to the WFISD Board of Trustees:

NOTE: Legacy High School’s headers and tables are colored in blue and Memorial High School’s header and tables are colored in red. This is exclusively for formatting and organization purposes and in no way indicates a color decision for either high school

Legacy High School

Top 5 Mascot Options
Raptors
Landsharks
Sentinels
Lobos
Lightning
Top 5 Color Combinations
Navy / Silver
Purple / Black
Black / Silver
Burgundy / Sand
Navy / Burgundy

Memorial High School

Top 4 Mascot Options
Aviators
Falcons
Mavericks
Titans
Top 5 Color Combinations
Green / Black
Navy / Silver
Royal Blue / Black
Royal Blue / Silver
Power Red / Sand

Mascot and Color Suggestions

Only two of the top 20 mascots submitted by the WFISD community were selected by the naming committee as finalists for Legacy High School (Lightning, Lobos).

Just one of the four finalists for mascot options for Memorial High School fell in the top 20 (Mavericks).

All three current WFISD mascots received nominations from community members.

Between the two schools, Coyotes was suggested 65 times, Raiders was suggested 41 times, and Huskies was suggested 12 times.

Please find the complete list of suggested names and colors for each high school below:

Legacy High School

Top 20 Suggestions#
Lions106
Leopards71
Coyotes42
Longhorns34
Jets25
Eagles21
Lightning18
Wolves or Wolf18
Dragons17
Bears16
Knights16
Legion16
Panthers15
Tigers15
Lobos14
Bobcats13
Falcons9
Warriors9
Legends8
Snakes8
  • Suggested 7 Times — Husky, Jaguar, Rattlers or Rattlesnakes, Ravens
  • Suggested 6 Times — Bulls, Dog, Foxes, Hornet, Lemur, Llama, Lone Stars, Lynx, Panda
  • Suggested 5 Times — Armadillos, Cougars, Ligers, Lizard, Phoenix, Raider, Tornadoes, Unicorn, Wildcats
  • Suggested 4 Times — Axolotl, Bee, Bison, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Cyclones, Drillers, Ducks, Mountain Lions, Oilers, Raptors, Spartans
  • Suggested 3 Times — Badgers, Black Panthers, Blue Jays, Broncos, Bunnies, Elephant, Gladiators, Hawks, Mustangs, Owl, Patriots, Roughnecks, Shark, Thunderbirds, Timberwolves, Vikings, Wranglers
  • Suggested 2 Times — Alligator, Angels, Barracudas, Bird, Blob, Blue Jay, Bombers, Butterfly, Cat, Colts, Cow, Dachshunds, Deer, Donkey, Frog, Gators, Gummy Bear, Hounds, Lancers, Landsharks, Legionnaire, Leprechaun, Lobsters, Mosquitos, Peacocks, Polar Bear, Prospects or Prospectors, Pterodactyls, Ram, Road Runners, Rockets, Stallions, Storm, Talons, Titans, Trojans, Vipers, Warhawks, Yellow Jackets
  • Suggested 1 Time — Alien, Anteater, Baby Elephant, Bair, Bats, Beacons, Beaver, Berry Bee Bensen, Bigfoot, Blizzards, Bloodhounds, Blue Bandits, Blue Hounds, Blue Phoenix, Bolts, Buccaneers, Buffalo, Car, Cassowary, Centaur, Chameleon, Cheetah, Chiefs, Cheshire Cats, Chickmunk, Chiefs, Chucky (The Doll), Crow, Crusader, Davy Crockett, Diamondbacks, Dino, Dolphins, Dove, Ferret?, Fighter Jet, Fighter Jets, Fighting Pecans, Fish, Fishy, Flaming Phoenix, Flamingo, God, Golden Knights, Gorilla, Great Danes, Grey Fox, Griffin, Hell-hounds, Highlanders, Honeybadger, Horned Frogs, Horned Lizards, Horse, Hyena, Indian, Jackalopes, Jackrabbits, Jahangir, Javelinas, Jellyfish (Stingers), Joker, Kitty Cats, Lambs, Locomotives, Lion, Longhorn Bull, Losers, Mammoth, Mascotcicmascface, Megalodons, Meredith Fisher, Mighty Mallard, Miners, Mole, Outlaws, Parkeet, Parrot, Pegasus, Pigeon, Pilots, Pink Panther, Pioneers, Pirate, Pit Bull, Poripine, Potato, Prairie Dogs, Pug, Pumas, Racoon, Rat, Rebels, Red Bird, Red Foxes, Red Hawks, Red Panda, Renegades, Revolutionary War Soldier, Rhinos, Royals, Scorpions, Sentinels, Siberian Tigers, Skunk, Soldier, Space Jam, Star Person, Strikers, Sun, T-38 Airplane, Tanks, Tardigrade, Teddy Bears, Terrapins, Tiny Frogs, Trophy, USAF, Velociraptor, Water Dragon, Wild Dogs or Wolves, Wolf or Dog, Wolf Pack, Wombats, Wolverine, Wrought Willers

Color Suggestions

Color and Variations#
Black327
Blue (Sky, Royal, Grayish, Columbia, Navy, Light, Dark, Carolina, Air Force, Baby, Powder, Hirschi, Texas Flag, Ice, Neon, Pale, Cyan, Lapis)303
White290
Red (Dark, Blood, Maroon-ish, Orange, Metallic, Ruby, Crimson, Scarlet)229
Gold209
Purple or Violet109
Yellow95
Orange90
Green (Army, spring, light, hunter, dark, aqua, lime, bright, neon, emerald)80
Silver79
Gray or Grey70
Brown24
Maroon20
Pink or Hot Pink19
Teal14
Tan4
Marigold3
Turquoise3
Burgundy2
Burnt Sienna, Copper, Bronze, Mocha, Cream, Beige, Peach, Onyx, Terracotta1 each

Memorial High School

Top 20 Suggestions#
Mavericks57
Raiders36
Coyotes23
Mustangs23
Lions22
Mountain Lions21
Wolf/Wolves20
Falcons19
Jets19
Bears18
Knights18
Marauders18
Patriots18
Tigers17
Warhawks16
Panthers13
Warriors12
Tornadoes11
Eagles10
Monkeys9
  • Suggested 9 Times — Phoenix, Wildcats
  • Suggested 8 Times — Bulls
  • Suggested 7 Times — Cowboys, Dragons, Rattlers (Rattlesnakes), Unicorn
  • Suggested 6 Times — Bison, Fox, Matadors, Rams, Spartans, Trojans
  • Suggested 5 Times — Armadillos, Bobcats, Hornets, Huskies, Mammoths, Mongoose, Oilers, Raptors, Ravens, Wolverines
  • Suggested 4 Times — Alligator, Jaguars, Leopards, Longhorns, Meerkats, Megalodons, Minutemen, Roadrunners, Thunder
  • Suggested 3 Times — Bird, Black Panther, Cat, Dinosaur, Dog, Drillers, Frog, Hawks, Honey Badger, Hounds, Hydra, Macaroni Penguin, Mallards, Monarchs, Moose, Owls, Pandas, Peacock, Polar Bear, Pumas, Sharks, Snakes, Timberwolves, Vikings
  • Suggested 2 Times — Aviators, Badgers, Bandits, Bearcats, Bee, Blob, Bombers, Buccaneers, Buffalo, Bunny Rabbits, Cheetah, Cougars, Dachshunds, Dolphins, Duck, Fish, Flyers, Gators, Gladiators, Indians, Javelinas, Komodo Dragon, Legions, Leprechaun, Magic, Mambas, Manatee, Manta Rays, Marlins, Mockingbird, Monsters, Mosquitos, Pioneers, Rangers, Red Pandas, Rhino, Rustlers, Sentinels, Soldiers, Sour Gummy Worms, Spudders, Stallions, Stars, Stingrays, Strikers, Talons, Vipers
  • Suggested 1 Time — Anteater, Axolotl, Baby Elephant, Bald Eagle, Bat, Beaver, Bengals, Black Widows, Blackhawks, Blizzard, Blue Hounds, Blue Lacy, Boar, Boxing Kangaroo, Brigade, Broncos, Bumblebee, Cadets, Captain Crunch, Car, Cardinals or Wild Cat, Chameleon, Chargers, Cheese, Cheetos, Cheifs, Cheshire Cats, Chimpanzee, Chucky (The Doll), Cloud Person, Cobra, Commanders, Cool Bear, Cow, Crows, Crusader, Cyclones, Deer, Doodie Boodie, Dream, Elk, Ellafent, Enchindas, F5 Jet, Fighting Airmen, Fighting Pecans, Fire Dragon, Firebird, Flames, Flaming Phoenix, Generals, Ginger or Black Cat?, Girrafe, Goat, God, Golden Ducks, Gorilla, Grackles, Gray, Great Danes, Green Monsters, Grizzlies, Guy On A Horse, Harry Potter, Heat or Flames, Hell-hounds, Heroes, Hotshots, Jackalopes, Jackrabbits, Kings, Laborers, Largemouth Bass, Legends, Lightning, Lorax, Lynx, Macaws, Machine, Mad Dogs, Mafia Men, Majestics, Majors, Maniacs, Manticore, Martyrs, Marvels, Mastadon, Mavs, McQueens, Mearcats, Meeks, Meercat, Megazord, Memorial, Mercenaries, Meredith Fisher, Midnight Hunters, Midnight Riders, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Milk Snake, Mink, MInotaurs, Missiles, Mitochondria, Moccasins, Moguls, Monarch Butterfly, Mongrel, Mountain Cats, Mountaineers, Mudcats, Musket Toting American Revolution Soldier, Musketeers, Muskrats, Nighthawks, Pig, Pigen, Pilots, Pink Fairy Armadillo, Pirates, Poripine, Pterodactyl, Pythons, Racoon, Rader, Raptor, Rat, Razorbacks, Red Devils, Red Raiders, Red Robins, Redhawks or Cardinals, Renegades, Rocket Ship or a Jet, Rough Riders, Roughnecks, Serpent, Siberian Tiger, Skunk, Sloth, Snappin’ Turtle, Sooners, Spongebob, Steers or Bulls, Storm, Student, Sun, T 38’s, Tanks, Tardigrade, Teddy Bears, Texans, The Dons, Theifs, Thunderbirds, Titans, Torches, Troopers, Trophy, Twister, Valkyries, Velociraptor, Vultures, Warbirds, White Tail Deer, Wild Boars, Wildcatters, Wildebeast, Wolfpack, Wombats, Wranglers, Wrought Willers, Yellow Jackets

Color Suggestions

Color and Variations#
Black327
Blue (Sky, Royal, Columbia, Navy, Light, Dark, Carolina, Air Force, Baby, Powder, Hirschi, Old Glory, Ice, Pale, Honolulu, Deep)295
White292
Gold (Old, Athletic, Bright, Metallic, Rider)237
Red (Hirschi, Old Glory, Dark, Metallic, Red-Orange, Crimson, Scarlet)229
Green (Neon, Army, Mint, Dark, Lime, Light, Bright, Hunter, Kelly, Forest)93
Purple or Violet85
Silver85
Yellow (Mustard, Bright)79
Orange (Dark, Bright, Marmalade)71
Gray or Grey (Light, Dark, Ash)66
Maroon35
Brown30
Pink or Hot Pink16
Copper6
Burgundy4
Marigold3
Teal3
Tan2
Beige2
Burnt Sienna, Cream, Onyx, Turquoise, Maze1 each

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