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Katie Ercolani

Frankie Gormley (class of 2016) dressed up as the Red Knight Mascot for a football game.


September 29, 2016

The Red Knight mascot represents years of BSM tradition and pride. Every year, one senior is selected for the coveted role of the mascot, who hypes up the crowd at football games. “The knight is a symbol of who we are,” Mr. Mike Jeremiah, the BSM Campus Minister, said.

The history of the Red Knight goes back generations. References to knights are unavoidable at BSM today. The Great Hall, where students gather for mass, gets its name from the gathering space in which a king would meet with his knights in medieval ages. A knight errant was the name for a knight in quest of an adventure or a knight’s messenger; today, the BSM news publication shares the name. A knight is strong and determined, and so are the students here at BSM. The mascot not only represents a lifetime of history, but it also portrays how fierce and determined the students are in everything they do.

History promotes pride, especially Red Knight pride. The Red Knight mascot embodies the energy and excitement of the students. “It’s the perfect way to get the crowd enthusiastic when he steps out in the suit,” senior Colleen Wagner said. The blaring screams and chants truly express the fervor of the student body. Extracurricular activities are an integral part of the BSM experience, and it is only right that the Red Knight mascot is represented at games.  

The mascot not only pumps up the students at sporting events, but is also represents their love and support for school. “School spirit is the heart of the school,” senior Jonah Jerabek said. Without school spirit and pride, BSM wouldn’t be the same, and the Red Knight mascot helps channel that love and powers the passion of the student body.

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