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New Bobcat mascot makes his debut Friday night

Bobcat fans will see something new prowling the sidelines of Friday night’s home football game: a brand new Bobcat mascot.

Thanks to the initiative of two MHS students and the generous support of the MHS Class of 1980, a new, custom-designed Bobcat mascot will be cheering on the team and energizing the crowd Friday night and at many Bobcat sporting events in the future.

MHS students James Lindgren and Jessica Sotyn began discussing the need for a mascot last spring. Many years ago the school had a Bobcat head that was used, but it was too warn for use anymore.  James and Jessica began researching companies to create a mascot, settling on Bam Mascots in Canada. They then took their proposal to MHS Principal Bonnie Lowry.

At the same time, the Class of 1980 was looking for a project they could support in honor of their 30th class reunion. When class representatives called to ask what they could do, Lowry suggested the mascot. Combining donations from local business, Class of 1980 alumni donations, and proceeds from an auction held at their class reunion, the Class of 1980 was able to fund purchase of the new mascot.

The Bobcat will make his debut Friday at Leonard Cole Fiend as the Bobcats take on Des Moines North.