1961 saw the “birth” of the St. Veronica’s School Falcon sports mascot! While in sixth grade, the class of 1964 as the “oldest” class when sports teams were being formed. They were given the task of coming up with the school sports mascot. Their initial discussion led to the class wanting to be the St. Veronica School Fighting Irish, just like Notre Dame University. After all, they had green sweaters!
However, the nuns’ argument that not all the students were Irish prevailed. The class’ second choice, the “Rebels”, met with the same reasoning, never mind that the students thought it was a “cool” name. After further discussion and the realization that a tamer choice would probably be more acceptable to the nuns, there was a vote between the “Falcon” and “Eagles”. The class voted to be the “Falcons”.
The representation of the St. Veronica Falcons has gone through several renditions with the current image depicted here.