Where Excellence is Expected

Fort Collins

High School

Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected

Mascot Story


Prior to 1917 FCHS was known by various nicknames including “the beet diggers” and “the farmers.” 
In 1917 the mascot “Lambkins” was born.  At that time, Fort Collins was the hub in a region known for producing sheep and wool.  So, “Lambkins” seemed like an apropos nickname.  FCHS now has the distinction of being the only high school in the U.S. known as the Lambkins. This mascot has often been represented by a “prancing lamb.” 

In 1981, a fierce-looking lamb named “Clyde” was commissioned to be used primarily by athletic teams.  “Clyde”, however, never replaced the prancing lamb and the school today uses both mascots. 

lamb Clyde


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