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Upperman High School To Retire Buzzy The Mascot

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Upperman High School To Retire Buzzy The Mascot

Upperman High School campaigning to retire long-time mascot Buzzy as part of Homecoming week.

Coach Tyler McWilliams said with Buzzy being over 30 years old, the school decided it was time to try and upgrade the mascot.

“The look of our bee has evolved over the years and we all use the same bee across all of our sports,” McWilliams said. “And we want to get something that what we put on our t-shirts and on our billboards and everything, we want to get a mascot that matches that.”

McWilliams said he’s been in the process of doing mock-ups and exploring what a new mascot would look like. He said they still want to remain the Bees and Lady Bees, but have decided to retire Buzzy’s image.

“We really just wanted to do something to bring our school mascot back to life because we have so many great things going on at our school right now,” McWilliams said. “And we just wanted to give an opportunity to get a mascot out there that can be see throughout the community and throughout the area.”

McWilliams said they hope to get an SEC-style or more professional mascot. Assistant Principal Ross Fanning said they are excited to make this change and are hoping to get the community excited as well.


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