South High School administration, staff, and students, along with the South High Mascot Committee, were thrilled to unveil the school’s new mascot in the quad area on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 1 p.m.

South High School retired its Rebel mascot and is excited to celebrate the next chapter in the school’s journey by welcoming a new mascot that will exemplify strength, courage, and the spirit of the diverse student body and community.

“South High is a place of acceptance. Unfortunately, when the two words South and Rebel are used together, there is a perception of identifying with segregation and racism. The time is right to end this perception and reminders of social injustice.” -Connie Grumling, Principal, South High School

South High School alumna and former KHSD administrator Fuchsia Ward led the charge of the mascot committee comprised of South High alumni, staff, students, and community members. The committee would like to thank the community members who submitted mascot name suggestions. The committee believes its goal has been met- to recommend a change of the mascot that would give the community, students, staff, and the neighborhood an identity they could be proud of.

For additional information regarding the unveiling ceremony, please contact Erin Briscoe-Clarke, KHSD Public Information and Communications Manager, at (661) 827-3171, or Erin_Briscoe@KernHigh.org.