Posted: Mar 28, 2013 11:29 AM by Ryan Peraino
Updated: Mar 29, 2013 8:00 AM
Recently at W. B. Ray High School, tryouts for mascot have taken place. The mascots at Ray High School include "Tex" and his girlfriend "Mary Lou". After a week of tryouts, a new Tex and Mary Lou were selected.
Since the founding of Ray High School in 1950, Tex has always stood as the mascot. In past years, it was decided that Tex needed a girlfriend and then came "Mary Lou". As tradition, Tex and Mary Lou stand as seniors and are present at many sporting events and play a great role in pep rallies. It is now a tradition that the mascots create a skit and present it at the pep rallies in front of the student body.
Current Junior, Carolina Barron, who is set to be Mary Lou for the 2013-2014 school year is excited to serve as the school mascot. "It's a great opportunity. I love making people smile and laugh, and this position is a perfect way to do that." Barron and James have both begun talking about future skits and ways to get more people interested in the success of their school.
Although there are many ways to approach this, Barron is sure about one thing. "Ray is a school full of tradition. While we're going to begin our own traditions, we're definitely going to make sure that we incorporate the old ones as well."