Golden Eagles is new mascot

Robert Blackford/Editor

Aledo and Westmer become Mercer CountyThe children of the Aledo and Westmer school districts have spoken and the new district mascot will be the Golden Eagles. The new district name is Mercer County. The new district colors are navy blue, Vegas gold and white.

The identity of District 404 is beginning to form.

Board member Trisha Hank made the announcement at the Wednesday, Jan. 21 meeting of the District 404 board. More than 1,000 submissions were made

In the end the vote was 2-1 that the district be named Mercer County instead of Mercer. A total of 259 students voted for the Golden Eagles to be the new mascot. Black Knights came in a close second with 241 votes. More than 700 votes were cast.