THE LYONS SCHOOLS NOW HAVE AN OFFICIAL MASCOT LOGO!
From the Desk of Bill Day
For years, the Lyons schools have used a variety of different logos to represent the lion mascot, but after a recent contest and two rounds of voting by students, staff, alumni and patrons, an official logo has been selected.
During the first phase of the contest, twenty-one entries were submitted for consideration. Those were narrowed to three selections through an online voting process that included over 1100 votes although voters could vote multiple times during the preliminary contest.
A blue silhouetted lion similar to the Detroit Lions logo was added to the three top vote getters for the final vote. 264 Students, staff, alumni and fans cast votes from among the four finalists during the past two weeks. During the final contest voters could only vote once.
The new official logo features a roaring lion head and was submitted by the Lyons High School debate team. The design was created by LHS debate coach Daniel Dawson and the debate team and used for a screen print for t-shirts this fall.
The original design was submitted with the lion head in the foreground and a double “L” in the background. The lion head without the “Ls” will become the official logo.
The new logo won the contest with 44% of the votes. The pouncing lion silhouette was second with 24% of the votes.
Although an official logo has been selected, this does not make it an exclusive logo. Teams, clubs, and others may still use any permitted or non-copyrighted logo they wish for their own purposes, however patrons should expect to see the new logo for official school uses.