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Castleton Elementary School’s Carl Cougar crowned Slate Valley’s mascot champion

Castleton Elementary School’s Carl Cougar has been crowned champion of the first Slate Valley Mascot Madness competition for the 2023-24 school year. Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell presented the honors to Carl on Friday morning, June 14.

The awarded trophy was designed and created by Middle School student, Deshawn Ingram, who used both the 3D printer and Glowforge during his design class to make the finished piece.

Courtesy Slate Valley School District
– After a year-long battle it was Castleton’s Carl Cougar that racked up the most points and was therefore crowned the Slate Valley school district mascot champion of 2023-2024.

Throughout the school year the five Slate Valley school mascots competed in various competitions at large school events, such as a free throw competition during halftime at a Slater Basketball home game. Mascots also earned points for attending their individual school activities such as open houses, award ceremonies and other public events.

All of the mascots — Wally Wildcat of Orwell Village School, Blue Bear of Benson Village School, Carl Cougar of Castleton Elementary School, FHGS Falcon of Fair Haven Grade School and Slater of Fair Haven Union Middle and High School — provided a year’s worth of fun competitiveness and good sportsmanship!

Carl pulled ahead in the year-long competition during the month of April, when in one week he attended five family lunch events, which launched him to the front, passing Wally Wildcat of Orwell Village School. 

Mascot Madness will kick off again at the start of the new school year at the end of August. For now the mascots are taking the summer off to rest, and possibly train for the upcoming season.

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