Editor’s note: This article is a press release from the Davis School District.
The school has a name, and now it has a mascot.
The mascot for Davis School District’s newest school, Farmington High School, will be the Phoenix.
Is that singular or plural?
Farmington High School Principal Richard Swanson says it is singular.
“We are one,” Swanson said. “We are the Phoenix,” referring not only to the school mascot, but also to the sense of school culture he and his faculty and staff plan on establishing in the school. It opens its doors in the fall of 2018.
The Board of Education of the Davis School District chose to name the high school Farmington back in June after receiving input from community members. It then decided to allow students to have the opportunity to choose its mascot.
Phoenix was by far the favorite mascot suggested by students from the neighboring Davis and Viewmont high schools, as well as by junior high students who will eventually attend the school.
Other student-suggested mascots included the Farmers, Eagles, Firebirds, Silverback, Fox and Silverfox.
According to Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird that cyclically regenerates itself, by rising from the dust, and it cannot be destroyed.
“We can’t wait to open the new building,” Swanson said. “And we are excited to be able to provide and offer a great education to the students.”
The new high school is part of the $298 million bond proposal that voters approved in 2015.