Grade 11 student Casey Fisher with her design, the new logo for the Correlieu Coyotes. The logo is now a part of the gym floor the secondary school had installed over the summer. Heather Norman photo

From the Clan to the Coyotes: Correlieu’s new logo

The logo was designed by grade 11 student Casey Fisher

Correlieu Secondary School has a new school logo and team name.

The school went through the process to change its team name from the Clan to the Coyotes over the summer, after allowing students to suggest names and taking a series of votes.

Vice principal Brian Cullinane says the school just “felt like it was time” to change the name. When he made the original call for name ideas, Cullinane says he probably had more than 150 ideas submitted. Together with a group of about 10 students, from each grade, Cullinane whittled the name ideas down to a list of five names before holding the first school-wide vote.

The two names with the least votes were dropped, and they held another vote with the top three names. The Correlieu Coyotes was the winning name.

The selection of the new name took place at the end of the 2017/2018 school year, and then they were in a time crunch to get a logo. A new gym floor was scheduled to be put in over the summer and Cullinane wanted the new logo to go in with it.

He took a few logo submissions from students, but one in particular stood out. “I thought, ‘Oh, this is the one.’ It just looked so great.”

The artist, Casey Fisher, then a grade 10 student at the school, took some feedback from Cullinane and came back with a new draft, a process that continued until they had settled on the perfect logo.

And now, the logo is proudly displayed at centre court in the new gym floor.

Fisher said it is really cool to have her artwork in the gym floor – and as the school’s new logo. A lot of work went into it, as she researched coyotes and tried to find the best angle to draw the coyote on the logo.

“One thing we talked about was soft edges versus hard edges, like for the corners … hard looked much better, because it was more fierce,” says Fisher. “And more intimidating, which I think is what we should be going for.”

When Correlieu initially changed it’s name to the Clan, it was largely driven by a basketball coach working for the school at the time. That coach is Fisher’s grandfather.

“It’s kind of cool that he was part of the change from the Nordiques to the Clan and that Casey then did this for us,” says Cullinane.

READ MORE: West Quesnel Rink throws grand opening party



heather.norman@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook

Just Posted

Todd Doherty was recognized today for his life-saving actions during a flight home

Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, was recognized today for… Continue reading

Convicted animal abuser Catherine Adams faces breach of probation charge in Quesnel

Adams is scheduled to consult counsel in Quesnel Oct. 9, after breaching ban from owning animals

Council set to allow sale of recreational cannabis in Quesnel

A provincial recreational marijuana retailer could come to city’s downtown

Local business owner Mitch Vik one of 12 City Council candidates

Vik owns K-Max and volunteers with Lions Club, QDA and Community Futures

Quesnel excels in Prince George mud bog

Justin Price and Kevin Shaw got second and third place finishes at the two-day event

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

First court date for B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Pot, cash, mansions: Judge divvies up illegal estate of divorcing B.C. couple

The Smiths ran a multi-million marijuana operation that spanned three counties

Around the BCHL: Nanaimo Clippers acquire defenceman from Langley Rivermen

Around the BCHL is a look at goings on around the BCHL and the junior A world.

B.C. co-op develops tech to help prevent ODs, especially for alone users

Brave Technology has been awarded $200,000 in the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

Recent jump in U.S. butter imports? All smooth, says Canadian dairy farmers

U.S. farmers recently enjoyed extra access to the Canadian market

Potential replacements for Phoenix pay system to start testing soon: Brison

Testing of prototypes to replace troubled federal pay system will begin within weeks

Nanaimo’s Tilray Inc. briefly the world’s largest cannabis company

The company, only listed in the US, nearly reached $300 in afternoon trading on Wednesday

Most Read