Eight months after the district’s newest school was named, the students at Neil Armstrong Academy have selected a nickname that pays tribute to the historical mission of the school’s namesake.
Prior to the start of school, parents and community members assisted Armstrong staff in brainstorming potential mascots. The top five suggestions were then presented to students for the final decision.
The winning choice pays homage to the Lunar Module of the Apollo 11 mission, and to Neil Armstrong’s famous words upon landing on the surface of the Moon: “The Eagle has landed.”
Neil Armstrong Academy is now the home of the Eagles.