UPDATE: Jefferson High School Renegades?

UPDATE: When I started working on this last night, I had NO idea the SFSD was going to announce today, I also had NO idea that they had already made a decision. So I was shocked when they made the announcement a few minutes ago. I guessed the colors dead on Gold and Green. While I also considered their mascot (Cavaliers) I didn’t want to pick it because it was too much of a blatant rip off, that didn’t stop the SFSD, which picked the Cavaliers. I also steered away from the Cavaliers because that is the Mascot of Bon Homme School district. As for Ben Reifel’s colors and Mascot, the students put a little more thought into it. They went with the Buffalo and Rosebud’s flag colors, Crimson Red and Gold.

While I know NONE of my suggestions will ever be taken for the new mascot for JHS, I still thought I would take a stab at it. I have created well over 100 logos in my time as a graphic designer, including ‘tweaking’ some school mascots.

I will warn you, this is a quick version of what I was thinking that I mostly took from clipart, etc. But I did do some research.

I liked the Gold and Green color scheme. It doesn’t interfere with the other school colors and it represents diversity and strength.

I like the Mountain Goat mascot (RAM) It represents Jefferson’s quiet, yet powerful strengths.

I struggled with ‘Renegade’. It can have some negative connotations, but it defined our founding fathers who were fighting against a foreign power trying to control Americans.


#1 D@ily Spin on 03.01.19 at 8:22 am

Hemp is an agricultural product (without THC) the state must endorse. Kentucky made it a replacement for diminished tobacco demand. There’s not only a market it’s a rotational crop that restores soil nutrients. Drivers license tests are COMPUTERIZED. There’s no printing cost. Noem should come out of her antiquated shell and racist persuasion.

#2 scott on 03.01.19 at 10:13 am

it should be the jefferson dry cleaners, with george and weezy as the mascots.

#3 Porter Lansing on 03.01.19 at 10:44 am

Colorado State Rams love those colors, too. And, they love poaching students from SD. Brand new stadium on campus, too.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 03.01.19 at 12:31 pm

They got the “C” right, but it should be the Jefferson Cleaners… And the colors should be white, red, and green, with white representing the garment, red can be the stain, and the green could then serve as the detergent.


#5 Michael L. Wyland on 03.01.19 at 12:36 pm

The colors approximate those of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, which Jefferson attended and later detested. That antipathy toward his alma mater is part of what impelled him to start a new college. The colors for the University of Virginia, which he founded, are shades of orange and navy blue.

#6 l3wis on 03.01.19 at 1:01 pm

MW, thanks for the correction.

#7 Rufusx on 03.01.19 at 5:38 pm

Cavaliers in SD already are famously Rapid City St. Thomas More (Blue and black) and Aberdeen Roncalli (Green and Gold). They are regularly referred to in SD sports circles as THE Blue Cavaliers and THE Green Cavaliers. SFSD is poaching both colors and mascot from Aberdeen private school, IMO.

#8 Rufusx on 03.01.19 at 5:38 pm

I like Jefferson Seers.

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