PTHS – Chief Pontiac
One of the most important parts of any school’s identity is its mascot. Pontiac’s has pretty much always been the Indian. Even with the controversy that surrounds the use of American Indians in school’s themes we though it would be important for PTHS’s mascot to remain the Chief.
So this leads to the tricky part of this project. How do we use the same traditions and themes for PTHS yet not create or continue to use something that could be offensive to American Indians?
Our solution was to create a representation of Chief Pontiac, the American Indian that our town is named after rather than a generic representation of any Indian which we believe is what PTHS was previously using.
We believe that this mascot would be a great representation of our schools pride without being offensive. By thoughtfully representing Chief Pontiac in a more accurate way, we believe that we have created a stronger image for PTHS. In addition to that, this icon would be truly unique to our town and school.