February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education may vote next month on eliminating a long-time element of the district’s mascot. A-H-S Student Council President Jake Auerbach appeared before the Board Monday evening to ask for the elimination of the “Trojann’s” and simply keeping the name “Trojans.” The request comes on the heels of a student survey, during which a majority favored the move. The conversation was also extended to the community and businesses. Auerbach says from that he’s only received comments from three people who oppose the idea.
The Trojann’s nickname would be phased out as new athletic attire is ordered. The majority of those nicknames are found on uniforms worn by the softball team. There is also a Trojann’s nickname on the Middle School gymnasium floor. The floor is scheduled to be refinished in June or July, therefore Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein suggested a formal recommendation be presented to the Board by Athletic Director Josh Rasmussen for approval, during their next regular meeting in March.