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New AHS logo to debut tonight

Austin High School Principal Brad Bergstrom has managed to keep the school's new logo under lock and key.

Some district officials said they haven't seen the result of the contest meant to give the high school one logo and one official "A" that it will use for its boys and girls sports teams.

They will, once Bergstrom unveils the new logo at the Austin School Board meeting tonight.

The school board will vote tonight on several recommendations regarding school colors, the team nickname, the "A" that is used and the logo.

The logo is part of larger set of recommendations from the district's Activities Advisory Committee, formed to determine when trim can be used on school uniforms, confirm the school's nickname and to determine where the Packers Crest can be used, in addition to picking an "A" and an official logo.


The district announced a logo contest in summer. The committee asked for ideas that could serve as the high school's one official logo, which would eliminate confusion that it felt were caused by the many logos and 'A's used by each of the different AHS teams.

The committee recommended:

• The school uniform and warm-up colors will be scarlet and white and trim will be an option that coaches and the district's athletic director will have to agree on. Color choice for warm-ups that aren't part of the uniform are the coach's decision.

• The nickname for Austin High School will stay the "Packers," as it has been since 1947.

• The AHS crest will be a part of official documents from the high school and can also be a part of activity uniforms.

• The official "A" to represent the high school will be the one that is on the varsity letter jacket.

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