FONDA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District has announced the five finalists in the mascot selection process. In-person voting will begin on Tuesday, November 14, in the main lobby of the high school.

Approximately 1,200 individuals submitted mascot names. A stakeholder group consisting of volunteer community members, students, and staff widdled down the list to five choices. The finalists are:

  • Hawks: The hawk represents strength, intelligence, adaptability, courage, fierceness, and loyalty.
  • Ravens: The Raven represents confidence and intelligence, and is recognized for its ability to adapt and persevere.
  • Pioneers: The Pioneers stood out for their representation of being good citizens who are community-oriented and can provide leadership.
  • Rockets: This name has historical significance. Before the district’s merger, this name was the official mascot name of the Fultonville School District.
  • Valley Hawks: The Valley Hawks inherit the same traits from the Hawks while referring to our Mohawk Valley location.

All Fonda-Fultonville residents are eligible to vote. Residents 18 and older must vote in person or via an absentee ballot. Those needing an absentee ballot can reach out to or contact (518) 853-4415 ext. 4230.

Students in grades 5-12 will cast their vote through their school email. The mascot that receives the most votes will go into effect at the start of the 2024-25 school year.