STAPLETON, Neb. (KNOP) - Say goodbye to the Stapleton Broncos and the McPherson County Longhorns, and hello to the Sandhills Valley Mavericks.
The two schools will co-op for sports starting in the 2019-2020 school year. To decide the fate of their new mascot and logo, a design contest was held.
Students from both Stapleton and McPherson County entered designs. It was a class assignment at Mid-Plains Community College in a graphic design class.
The winner was Angie Evans, a photographer who went back to school to enhance her business skills.
"There's a lot of ranchers and farmers, that's where I decided to go with the more cowboy look to the logo. I thought it represented the people best. I decided to stay with the traditional red, white and black since it marries both schools together, since they're both already red, white and black," said Evans.
A committee of members from both schools chose Evans design from over 30 entries. Evans received a plaque and a "golden ticket" to all hosted Sandhills Valley sporting events in the next school year.