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First graduating class of Redhawks leave their mar

Apr 15, 2022 10:34AM ● By Becky Ginos

Bountiful High seniors leave their thumbprints on a mural of the Redhawks mascot hanging in the library. The prints represent the first class graduating as Redhawks. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

BOUNTIFUL—When the Bountiful High School Braves mascot transitioned to the Redhawks last year, Principal Aaron Hogge promised the graduating class would be the Braves. Now a year later, the senior class will be the first to graduate as Redhawks. To commemorate the historic moment, students left their thumb print on a mural of a Redhawk in the school library.

“Averie McPheters is the artist,” said Librarian Telesa Nicholes. “She painted a mural earlier this year. We thought of creating a senior mural to somehow let them leave their mark graduating as Redhawks.”

Nicholes said she’s seen other libraries with displays like this. “We decided to put our own creative spin on it.” 

About half of the seniors had added to it as of Monday. “I’m thinking there will be about 400 kids that will put their thumb print on it. Some made the print look like the feathers. It was cute, one student put his at the bottom so he’d know where it is and could find it again.”

“It (the change) didn’t matter to me that much,” said senior Jordan Bunderson.

“I don’t go to many events,” said senior Delta Ackerson. “I do marching band at Viewmont so I didn’t understand the background at first.”

“It was kind of hard,” said senior Kailey Bringhurst. “I was proud to be a Brave. But it’s cool to be the first graduating class of Redhawks.”λ