Mascot gets name

Hillsboro-Central Valley’s mascot, which started making appearances earlier this winter at Burros basketball games, has been named Champ.

Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Burros mascot has a name – and it’s fit for a champion.

After weeks of voting by students, staff and the public, administrators at Hillsboro High School announced Thursday that the mascot has been named Champ.

Superintendent Paula Suda said Champ clipped Bruno by two votes in the final tally, although Bucky had strong support in the naming competition as well.

“We’re happy with the name. It was my personal choice, but I would have been fine with Bucky, too,” Suda said. “Bucky definitely had a good shot at being picked.”

School officials announced the naming contest March 14 and received more than a dozen suggestions for the costumed mascot, which made its debut Jan. 15 in a girls basketball game between the Burros and Northern Cass.

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