Cougar mascot lore


August 10, 2022

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A different cougar is mounted in a hallway in the school today.

As we approach NHS's 50-year anniversary celebration on Sept. 9, we take a look back at the Cougar mascot and its history. The first graduating class of 1974 selected the mascot. Sources say that it was nicknamed 'Carrie the Cougar.' While the "Carrie" moniker has been dropped, cougar pride remains fierce.

A May 25-26, 1974, Longmont Times-Call newspaper clipping shows a picture of the unveilin...

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