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Buckatunna's number one fan honored

WAYNE CO, MS (WDAM) - Buckatunna School honored longtime supporter John McMichael Wednesday by naming the mascot after him.

McMichael, or "Scooter" as he was nicknamed years ago, grew up in Buckatunna and rarely missed a sporting event while he was a student there. He was a fixture in the Buccaneer crowd, heckling referees when there was a bad call and cheering on his team win or lose.

Buckatunna School recently invested in a new mascot uniform, and people at the school voted on a name for the buccaneer. An overwhelming number of votes were cast for the name Scooter, in honor of McMichael.

The new mascot was presented to the student body during a pep rally, and McMichael was on hand for the ceremony and received a plaque for his continued dedication to Buckatunna School.

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