Kickemuit students are now dog people

Kickemuit Middle School's new husk mascot high-fives students during a pep rally at the school last week. Kickemuit Middle School's new husk mascot high-fives students during a pep rally at the school last week.

Kickemuit Middle School's new husk mascot high-fives students during a pep rally at the school last week.

Kickemuit Middle School’s new husk mascot high-fives students during a pep rally at the school last week.

It’s an age-old question: Are you a cat person or a dog person? Kickemuit Middle School students are now apparently dog people.

The Kickemuit mascot changed from a wildcat to a husky during the school’s pep rally on Thursday afternoon. The mascot was changed to match the high school’s husky and was an idea of the school’s improvement team made up of parents and teachers.

Kaya Giroux started the rally off with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. A local band rocked the gymnasium with AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” The sports teams were announced into the gym followed by a performance by the Kickemuit Middle School Cheerleaders.

Principal Beth Hayes escorted the school’s new mascot, the husky, into the gym to thunderous applause. The husky welcomed his new fans, high-fiving as many students as possible as he walked around the gymnasium.

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