Hays CISD’s newest high school may have black, gold jaguar mascot after trustees vote


Leading up to the opening of Hays CISD’s newest high school, the board and Superintendent Student Advisory Panel suggested black and gold to be Moe and Gene Johnson High School’s school colors and the jaguars for the mascot.

Over the past few months the HCISD community, student body and the advisory board were able to weigh in on what they thought should be used to mark Johnson High’s identity. The process involved open nominations, a ballot finalization by the panel and voting by all HCISD secondary students.

Voters were able to choose among:

  • Jaguars: black and gold, or blue and gold
  • Nighthawks: black and silver, or dark gray and gold
  • Broncos: black and teal, or blue and orange
  • Dachshunds: black and bronze, or green and white
  • Cardinals: black and red, or red and deep yellow

Jaguars received 337 votes, or 35 percent of the votes, while Dachshunds followed second with 22 percent of the vote.

The trustees will vote on April 23 whether or not the recommended mascot and school colors will be adopted.

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Starlight Williams
Starlight Williams joined Community Impact Newspaper July 2017 after graduating Loyola University New Orleans. She spent her time covering city government, education and business news in the Buda and Kyle area. Starlight moved on from Community Impact July 2018.
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