In his rookie year, Jefferson Community College’s first-ever mascot, Boomer T. Cannoneer, has made it to the Final Round in the 2021 State University of New York(SUNY) “Mascot Madness” Contest to determine New York State’s favorite mascot. But, he still needs your help to clinch the win!
Fans/supporters, JCC alumni, students, faculty and staff, and members of the community (everyone!) are urged to cast a vote for Boomer once a day at www.suny.edu/mascotmadness. A confirmation step via email address submits each vote. Voting in the final round begins online on April 5 at Noon and ends April 7 at 3:00 p.m.
The bracket-style friendly mascot competition began March 16, 2021 with 34 college mascots randomly divided into four SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletics teams each mascot represents placing Boomer up against mascots from larger community colleges and 4-year institutions. Boomer T. Cannoneer beat Hudson Valley Community College’s “Victor Viking” in Round One, Stony Brook University’s “Wolfie the SeaWolf” in Round Two, Fulton Montgomery Community College’s “Reggie Raider” in Round Three, and, 2019’s Champion, “Rip Van Winkle” from Columbia Greene Community College in the Semi-Finals.
Boomer, a bald eagle in a military cannoneer uniform, was “hatched” in February 2021 and began his “rookie year” at JCC. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boomer has had limited opportunity for public events, but he has made a debut appearance at the Covid vaccination POD site on JCC’s campus as well as being spotlighted on JCC’s social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The winner of the SUNY Mascot Contest will be announced on April 8, 2021. Check JCC’s website for announcements and/or follow the College on Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you to all who have supported Boomer so far. Let’s help Boomer bring the title to the North Country and JCC!
JCC to Hold Mental Health Public Forums on April 15 & 29
JCC Voices for Social Change is holding two forums, virtually, in April that will focus on mental health and wellbeing. Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness will be held on April 15 and Mental Wellbeing and Coping will be held on April 29. The public is welcome to attend.