Friday night high school football games are a favorite time of the year for many students, but the night would not be complete without the presence of the Southmoreland scottie mascot. Last year, our school was left without someone to fill that important spot, but next year the scottie dog will be back.
Finding someone to be the dog role vacated by the graduation of Nate Lockhart was difficult last year, but thanks to up-coming freshman Nick Kenney, the mascot will be here once again.
“It’s my absolute dream come true being the new mascot,” said Kenney. “Last year I was super bummed to find out I was too young, but when asked this year if I was still available and willing to be the mascot, I couldn’t have been more excited.”
The scottie dog is an important part of Southmoreland High School. The dog attends school athletic games like football, soccer and basketball. Like many other mascots, it’s a symbol for the school and our Southmoreland pride.
“I want to be the mascot because they are the life of the sports game and get everyone rowdy and ready to cheer on our team,” said Kenny. “It’s also a great way to express school spirit.”
The mascot has been a part of the Southmoreland tradition for years and symbolizes school spirit. At many games the scottie brings its “A” game when it comes to a “dance off” or simply getting the student section excited. Nick says he’s more than up to the challenge and is ready for it all to begin.
“I hope I can be the best so far and put a huge smile on everyone’s face,” he said. “I’m also hoping to be able to keep the crowd on their feet and hyped up for all sporting events.”