MH residents choose Altamont panther
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
May 02, 2014 | 4212 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The results are in and the residents of Mountain House have chosen Breahna Berry as the winner of the Altamont School mascot logo design contest, according to Lammersville Unified School District spokeswoman Noel Balzarini.

Using an online survey between April 17 and 20, residents ranked the top three designs, which were submitted by Berry, Jared Ross and Kayla O’Donnell.

After tallying the results, district officials reported that 188 residents had participated in the survey. Berry received 95 votes, followed by 52 votes for O’Donnell’s design and 41 votes for Ross’ design, Balzarini said.

“We’re glad people participated,” she said. “We thought it would be a fun way to bring the community in to help us pick out this logo, mascot design.”

With the K-8 school slated to open in August, Balzarini said district officials were running out of time to meet construction deadlines involving the logo.

On April 16, Superintendent Kirk Nicholas had announced during a district board meeting that district officials had chosen Berry’s design in an attempt to meet the builders’ deadline. District leaders later realized that they had more time and decided to ask residents to weigh in, she said.

In January, the children living in Altamont Village who will attend Altamont School were given the opportunity to vote on an animal mascot and school colors. They chose the panther and a dark purple-and-gold color scheme.

The new logo will be placed in strategic places throughout the Altamont campus, including the school gymnasium.

District officials plan to have a ribbon cutting at the school at 6 p.m. June 18 to reveal the campus to the general public.

Altamont will be the fifth K-8 school to open in Mountain House.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at or 830-4225.

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