Mythology symbols rule for new elementary schools in Fort Mill, Tega Cay

Special to the Fort Mill TimesFebruary 24, 2014 

— Titans and Dragons are coming to Fort Mill.

Fort Mill students have helped name the mascots that will represent Tega Cay and Doby’s Bridge elementary schools, both of which are under construction and are slated to open in August.

Students submitted names and color schemes for the new schools and voted for the final selections, said Scott Frattaroli, Doby’s Bridge Elementary School principal.

Doby’s Bridge will be represented by a Dragon with a black and gold color scheme. Tega Cay Elementary students will sport blue and green colors as the Titans, Frattaroli said.

“We wanted to break the mold and make sure the elementary schools had their own identity,” he said.

Now that the mascots and colors have been chosen, Frattaroli said graphic arts students from Nation Ford and Fort Mill high school designed the logos as a class project.

Faculty members and families will vote on the logos Thursday, Feb. 27. Students whose logos are chosen will receive a $25 iTunes gift card and be recognized at the next school board meeting, Frattaroli said.

Frattaroli said the logo design process provides a unique opportunity for the high school designers.

“They get to be part of history,” he said.

The high school students have the chance to learn what it is like to work professionally.

“They treated us like we were customers,” Frattaroli said. “It’s a win, win for the district.”

Frattaroli said they wanted a logo that is powerful, but appropriate for elementary-age students and appeals to both males and females.

“We want something representative of our schools,” he said.

Titan time

The Tega Cay Titans are sure to have a logo that embodies the name, said Chris Gardner, Tega Cay Elementary principal.

“I’m very impressed by what the students have come up with,” he said. “The graphic design teachers have been incredible to work with and the students are extremely talented.”

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