Georgetown ISD has named the roadrunner as the mascot of the new Everett L. Williams Elementary School, according to a May 12 news release.

The announcement follows a survey period where students, families and staff were asked for input on the school’s new mascot and brand assets, the release said.

Roadrunners are known for their speed and courage, and symbolize diplomacy, communications, intelligence and awareness, the release said.

Williams Elementary, one of two new GISD elementary schools opening this summer, broke ground in June 2019 and will welcome its first class of students in the fall. The school was paid for with funds from the 2018 bond and was built to accommodate for the fast growth in the southeast portion of Georgetown, the release said.

Williams will become GISD’s 10th elementary campus. Jeanna Sniffin will serve as principal.