The "Canner Man"
Our School Mascot
The school mascot, we think, was changed
to the Canners around 1952, or 53.
There is no mention of this in the early yearbooks but folks from around that era
have told me that we changed from the “Rams” to the “Canners” about that time.
I think it was a student council move. I don’t know how many times there have been
efforts to change it, but I think not too many. The last time was around 1997 or 1998.
At that time, student council wanted to put out a survey to students to see if a change
would be considered. They met with so much resistance from the student body that
the survey never got off the ground – and we have been the Canners
without question since. I don’t know who designed the “Canner man”
but I am told that he is patterned after the Perdue “Boiler Maker”.
Information from Rick Sterner - High School Principal 2007