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Rootstown High School's Brendan Mohan (seated center) has been chosen by the University of Akron to be its mascot "Zippy" for the 2017-18 school year. With Mohan are his mother Amy Mohan (seated right) and his father Mike Mohan (seated left). Standing (from left to right) are Rootstown cheerleading coach Renee Donofrio, brother Jack Mohan and Rootstown athletic director Keith Waesch. Mohan has been Rootstown's mascot for the past three years during football and boys basketball contests. He has also appeared at special events in and around the Rootstown community and has been a mascot during the Akron RubberDucks' home minor league baseball games the past two summers.