Cougar replaces the Chief as Mascot

Like many high schools in the state and, indeed, across the nation, Centennial was among those who had an Indian mascot. The trend, out of respect for our Native American friends, was to stop using a symbol that they found offensive. 

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Students at the high school, led by the high school principal and the student council, solicited suggested mascot names from the student body and from the community. A variety of names were recommended and put on a ballot. The students at the high school voted to change the name to "Cougars". the Centennial School Board approved the new name, and a new tradition began in the fall of 1995.