For a few years, parents of students at Pierz Healy High have been asking Dave Rocheleau, activities director, whether the school could have a mascot. “This year I was able to find one as we had some extra funds and got it,” said Rocheleau. He said the Student Council had students submit names and then the whole student body voted on the name and Pioneer Pete or was introduced at a pep fest this fall. The funds were provided by loyal supporters of the Pierz Pioneer fall and winter sports booklet program. Cole Brausen and Chris Ortman take turns as Pioneer Pete.