Team Member: Chrissie
Location: Alexandria, Kentucky - Campbell County High School
photo credit: Self-timer portrait
Campbell County High School is located in Alexandria, Kentucky and their mascot is the "Fighting Camel". I knew that their old high school (this one is "newly" built) had a large fiberglass camel in the lobby, but i wasn't sure if the new one did, so I called the office and left what I'm sure was a very odd voice mail for the recipient. I had an equally awkward conversation with the nice lady who returned my call...and yet a third funny chat with the gentleman in the office who had me complete a visitor pass and escorted me to the camel in question. I walked into the office and told the guy I had a very unusual request and he responded "I doubt it, I just dealt with 400 freshman starting high school; shoot." Oddly enough, he didn't bat an eye and only asked if I had someone to take the photo :). They actually have 2 fiberglass camels in a study area of the library.
So, I guess this could also be an oversized animal sculpture too....although I'd say it's probably closer to life size or under rather than oversized. Since the list didn't call for a LIVE camel, I'm hopeful this will suffice since we don't see many herds of camel wandering around Kentucky & Ohio.
Campbell County High School is a public school and has about 1500 students in grades 9-12. Their mascot is the Fighting Camel and their colors are Purple (my favorite) & Gold. Their school motto is "We Believe" and their strongest sports are wrestling and Girls Track.