July 18--  For two weeks, the public weighed in, and now Southeastern Technical College’s new mascot has a name: Paul the Patriot.

From May 20 to May 31, the front page of STC’s website asked viewers for suggestions on the name of their new mascot, who made his debut at the Pine Tree Festival Parade in Swainsboro on May 4. The winning name, selected by STC President Dr. Cathryn Mitchell, would earn the submitter a $100 prize.

{mosimage}Nearly 200 submissions were received, and after examining the names, Donna Darley of Uvalda’s submission of “Paul”—after Paul Revere—was selected.

“I’m just so happy to be a part of this, to have this connection to the college,” said Darley.

Paul will be making appearances all over the college’s eight-county service delivery area to promote STC. College officials hope that the mascot will become a rallying point for students and the community as a whole, a figurehead for technical education in southeast Georgia.