April 16, 2021 — The current school year at Lee High School may still be in full swing, but preparations are underway to open as Legacy High School next school year.
Following the School Board's vote to rename Lee to Legacy and reimagine the school's mascot, a flurry of activity began. At the top of the list was engaging with students. The Board specified that the new mascot should be a Revolutionary War-era Rebel and that the school's colors should remain maroon and white. Beyond that, specifics needed to be determined, and it was important that students were at the center of that process.
In January, students were given the opportunity to submit drawings of their proposed mascot image. Sixteen submissions were received. The next step was judging by the Citizens Renaming Committee, the group of community members who met in the fall to develop naming suggestions. The Committee narrowed the choices down to two front-runners.
The next step is taking the inspiration of the paper and pencil drawings to create digital designs which can be used anywhere a logo is needed. Students' vote will determine the final design.
Work is also underway to refresh everything from floors and walls to uniforms. Each project is listed on the MISD website along with its cost and status.