Shady Side Academy announced the Bulldogs as its new mascot and team name on Dec. 21, 2020. Bulldogs are kind and courageous, friendly and dignified, strong and smart, loyal and tenacious – inherent traits that also describe our SSA community! On May 28, 2021, SSA revealed its new Bulldogs logos and branding, designed by the award-winning sports branding firm Rickabaugh Graphics. On Oct 9, 2021, the SSA bulldog mascot, Blue, made its debut. Learn more about the mascot search and reveal process below!
After narrowing down more than 600 mascot suggestions from the community to 22 semifinalists to 5 finalists, Shady Side Academy announced its new mascot and team name on Dec. 21, 2020 – the Bulldogs!