In September 2014, Rock Ridge High School will face neighboring schools while being led by the power of the Phoenix.
Rock Ridge Principal John Duellman announced the new mascot for the Ashburn high school selection at the school's first information night Sept. 30 at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School.
When it is completed, the high school will sit adjacent to RLC Elementary at 43460 Loudoun Reserve Drive.
More than 1,700 people voted on the mascot name, with 62 percent of that vote choosing the Phoenix. Other nicknames and mascots considered were Tigers, Rams, Rhinos and Grizzlies.
At the dedication, Duellman also implemented a mission statement or code for the school to operate by when it opens.
His statement talks about enthusiasm, a sense of renewal culture, resilience and rising to meet challenges they will encounter.
Rock Ridge’s school colors will be cardinal, slate, white and orange.