I accept the fact that when a new high school is built in a different location in the city, a new name would probably be in order. A few people (including my mother and the clerk at the dry cleaners) think it should be called Lorain High School, since it will be the only high school in Lorain – and I tend to agree. However, I still think the quick abandoning of the Admiral King name by this September is a disgrace.
If by some miracle the new high school name is Lorain High School, I'm not sure that the Steelmen name would necessarily be revived for the mascot, since Lorain isn't exactly making a lot of steel – or anything – anymore. It could be a real problem coming up with a mascot that sums up what Lorain is all about.
Not to worry, though. Your friendly blogger has come up with a few (tongue-in-cheek) mascot names for the new high school:
- the Fighting Democrats
- the Internationals (gotta promote the Festival, right?)
- the Woody's (in honor of Mayor Mathna)
- the River Rats (why do I think this one has a real chance?)