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Mascots chosen for Forsyth Countys three new schools

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Three new schools that are under construction in Forsyth County are beginning to show their character as the colors and mascots have been determined.

When students walk into the halls of Denmark High in fall 2018, they will become the first Danes to attend the school, which is being built between McFarland Parkway, Union Hill Road and Hwy. 9 in southwest Forsyth.

Groundbreaking on the facility is scheduled for late April or early May, said Tom Wening, director of construction for the school system.

Principals at the existing five public high schools chose the Danes for Denmark, whose namesake, the late Leia Denmark, was one of the first female pediatricians in Georgia.

She lived and attended to her clients at her medical practice adjacent to the 118-acre campus between Fowler and Mullinax roads.

The Danes will be adorned in Carolina blue, white, navy and silver, according to Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for the school system.

Two other schools being built in the same area have also received mascots and colors.

DeSana Middle has been deemed the Dragons, wearing the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks’ bright blue and green, with silver accents, as the school colors.

The Badgers will represent Brandywine Elementary with school colors of burgundy, black, gray and white.

Caracciolo said central office staff members determined the colors for the two lower schools, which are both set to open this fall.

The new principals — Terri North at DeSana and Todd Smith at Brandywine — worked with the schools’ future students on the mascots.