We asked Tri-City Herald readers to vote for their favorite mascots for the two new Tri-City high schools that will open in 2025.
About 450 of you weighed in on your thoughts for Pasco’s new schools and voted in our polls — and there were two clear favorites.
If readers had it their way, it would be the Harvest View High School “Rattlers” and Orion High School “Archers.”
The Rattlers were the clear favorite with 42% of the vote. A total of 139 readers chose this mascot as their top choice for Harvest View. Go Fightin’ Rattlers!
But readers also showed some love for the Ravens (89 votes), the Cornhuskers (42), the River Otters (40) and the Combines (24).
The Archers garnered 35% of the vote, with 74 readers choosing this as their preferred mascot for Orion. Bullseye!
But they also loved the Pilots (44 votes), the Steelheads (41), the Rockets (32) and the Hunters (19).
Pasco School District is currently in the process of deciding branding details for Harvest View, including narrowing down ideas for the mascot and school colors. The district has started soliciting ideas and feedback from middle school and high school students in the school district.
Those concepts will be presented at the Tuesday, Nov. 14, school board meeting.
The construction of these two schools wouldn’t be possible without voters approving a $195.5 million bond measure earlier this year.
Harvest View will be Pasco’s third comprehensive high school. It will serve 2,000 students and offer a signature agriculture career and technical education program.
Contractors are entering their 17th week of construction of the school, at 6091 Burns Road.
Design and development of Orion High School is in its final stages, and construction at a lot along Salt Lake Street will begin in spring.
The career and college high school will serve 600 in-district students and will be similar to Delta High School. Graduates will leave the school workforce ready with credentials, industry certifications and hands-on experience.