In 1998 John C. Myers Middle School, became what is now John C. Myers Elementary School. During the transition, the newly formed elementary school decided to keep the mascot left over from the middle school, which were at the time, "The Raiders".
The Raiders mascot remained until the 2014-15 school year when students were asked to vote on their favorite mascot from a list made by the students suggestions. When the votes were tallied the winner was "The Jakes".
It seemed fitting that the elementary school located in the town of Broadway would adopt this new mascot since the High School's mascot was "The Fighting Gobblers".
A Jake is defined is a young (male) wild turkey.
So, in 2014-15 the Jake mascot was fully adopted and efforts were made to use the mascot in logos and signs around the school. It was even painted on the auxiliary gym floor when it was redone in 2014. See below.
Along with the school mascot, new school colors were incorporated into the logo. The school colors went from Red and Black to Kelly Green and Neon Safety Green with Black accents.
Go John C. Myers Jakes!