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Hubbard High junior to be recognized for his work as mascot

HUBBARD — Hubbard junior Isaac Powell will travel to Columbus on Wednesday to accept an award from the Ohio General Assembly for his first-place finish in the School Spirit Awards Show.

Powell traveled to Orlando to compete in the competition. He won the title of Best Mascot in the nation and also received $4,000. He’s already invested nearly $1,000 of his winnings into the eagle.

Powell, who says his fascination with mascots began as a small child, has held the role as Hubbard Eagle since his eighth-grade year. In that time, he’s made nearly 200 appearances at district sporting events and activities, at community parades and gatherings and at Akron Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his appearances, he maintains the Eagle’s social media accounts and edits videos of his Eagle performances and shares them online. He designs Hubbard Eagle graphics, as well as buys and designs jerseys for the mascot.

He hopes to continue to build the program and recruit students who would be interested in taking over for him when he graduates. Powell said he is considering The Ohio State University, where he hopes the skills he has gained in Hubbard will allow him to serve as Brutus Buckeye.