Thursday, March 24, 2011

Husky Mascots! Featuring Student Artwork from Highland High School: Home of the Huskies!

As far back as the early 1920s, Siberian Huskies were symbols or mascots for schools. Many mascots originated as live sled dogs, later joined by a human dressed in a Husky costume. Siberian Huskies are not just known not for their striking beauty. They are also famous for their strength, speed, and tenacity; the same qualities valued in sports. It's no wonder the Husky is a very popular school mascot!

Awhile back, I invited readers to submit photos of their local school Husky mascots, and/or student artwork (with school official's permission) portraying the Husky. Today, we are featuring our very first school district in this Husky Mascot series...
 ...a drum roll and some Husky woos for... 
Highland High School, 
dubed "Home of the Huskies," located in upstate Highland, New  York!  

The Highland students are very proud of their schools and of their mascot, and it shows in the beautiful artwork on display in the school. Here is a slideshow featuring the Highland Husky in a variety of forms, including a rock star, a chef, a doctor, and even one ready for a fiesta!

A round of applause for these "paw"some creations by the talented Highland student artists.

If you have a school or university in your hometown with a Siberian Husky as its mascot that you would like me to feature, please Email  photos (with school official's permission) of the artwork or mascot to me at FiveSibes(dot)gmail(dot)com and I will be happy to feature it in a future Husky Mascots blog! (Please, no humans in the photos due to privacy and permission reasons).

Go Huskies!

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~Unknown


  1. Khongrats!

    Turbo used to feature Husky maskhots on his blog - I think on Saturday's -


  2. We think it's a great honor to be such a popular mascot! Congrats to Highland HS!!

    Khady Lynn

  3. Wooo thats so cool we are used as mascots, these people have good taste :)

  4. Our granddaughter goes to school in Wahpeton, ND and their teams name is the Huskies. That is so cool!

  5. Great mascots! Much better than my kids' high school, which is the Thunder Chicken!

  6. Strong and noble mascots indeed. I hope those Highlanders are worthy of the Sibe.

  7. I remember that post. Nice to see such fab dogs are appreciated as mascots. I also have to say that your Wordless Wednesday photo is devine. You should produce a book containing photos of these wonderful dogs.

  8. Beautiful mascots! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly