Helena High mascot reveal is Nov. 30

Local radio personalities Rick and Bubba will reveal Helena High School's new mascot at 8:10 a.m. on Nov. 30. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Radio personalities Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey will announce Helena High School’s mascot during their radio program on Friday, Nov. 30 after hundreds of students and Helena residents cast ballots in the mascot election on Nov. 27.

During the announcement, which will be at 8:10 a.m. on the Rick and Bubba Show, the radio duo will reveal whether Helena students and voters chose the Huskies or the Hawks as the mascot for the upcoming Helena High School.

The Helena High School Color and Mascot Committee narrowed the ballot down to the Hawks and the Huskies based on nominations from Helena residents and students over the past few months.

On Nov. 27, all Helena students cast their ballots at school, and Helena Middle School hosted a voting location for Helena residents.

Locally, the Rick and Bubba Show is available on WZZK-FM 104.7 radio station, and is available for live stream by visiting Rickandbubba.com and clicking on “TV” or “Listen Live.”

A delayed broadcast will also air Nov. 30 at 10:10 a.m. on XM Radio channel 166.

Crews currently are working to construct Helena High School across Hillsboro Parkway from Helena Middle School. Ferguson previously said the school is scheduled to open in August 2014.

The city of Helena purchased the land for the school, and will construct a sports complex at the school using revenue generated from a 1-cent sales tax increase passed in April 2011.

Once completed, the two-story, 225,000-square-foot Helena High will include 39 classrooms and will be able to accommodate between 1,200 and 1,400 students.

Helena students currently attend high school at Pelham High School. Once Helena High opens, it likely will cut the PHS enrollment in half, school officials said previously.