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The Final Four: RHS and RMS New Nickname Options Selected for Student Voting

June 4, 2021


Final Four New Nickname Options Selected for Voting by Students in Grades 8-12

 

Griffins/Gryphons, "R" for Radnor, Raptors, and Ruckus Move Forward in the Running for the Next RHS and RMS Nickname


The District is excited to announce the four new nickname/logo options for RHS and RMS that have been moved forward for voting by 8th-12th grade students! In alphabetical order, the final four new nickname options are:  

  • Griffins/Gryphons 
  • “R” for Radnor
  • Raptors
  • Ruckus

Approximately 600 students in grades 8-12 provided their input on the previous eight new nickname options through a survey given at school the week of May 24. Community members, parents, and alumni provided feedback during focus group sessions on April 22 and 23.  


An analysis of the student quantitative and qualitative feedback revealed the final four new nickname options that students liked the most. An analysis of the focus group data was also undertaken. The Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee voted on June 2 to help determine three of the final four: Griffins/Gryphons (by a 17-14 vote); “R” for Radnor (22-8), and Ruckus (18-13). Raptors was added by district administration as a result of the student survey, where more than a third of the respondents listed Raptors as their top new nickname option.  


Click here for the quantitative results of the student survey. Click here for the quantitative results of the survey conducted with focus group participants on April 22. Click here for the quantitative results of the survey conducted with focus group participants on April 23.  


RHS and RMS student input and decision-making is paramount when selecting a new nickname to represent their schools. To support this increased student involvement, the final four will undergo two rounds of voting by 8th-12th grade students. The first round will reduce the four new nickname options to two. The second round will reduce the two options to the final new nickname recommendation for the School Board to review/approve. 


The student voting process will begin as soon as possible. Students will be engaged, involved, and energized in the lead up to the voting through informational materials and promotional videos meant to create excitement and enthusiasm for each of the final four new nickname options.


Learn more about the mascot selection and rebranding process here.