The mascot for Lincoln Standing Bear High School is the Grizzlies. Our mascot logo pays homage to Chief Standing Bear’s son Bear Shield, and our colors are Charcoal, Carolina Blue and Navy.
Standing Bear’s staff collaborated closely with the Ponca Tribe and several community indigenous leaders while deciding the mascot to best honor Chief Standing Bear’s legacy. One of his descendants, Stacy Lavarie, helped with the process. She represented the Ponca Tribe at the mascot’s unveiling ceremony, stating:
“This is a very historical moment for Nebraska. What this really means is sets the pace for healing for Indigenous people. It sets the pace for you as students to serve as you must treat others and how we must be what we do today in fact will implicate what happens in the future.”