What is a Baron

Barons Mascot

What does it mean to be a Baron? Loyalty, power, respect, strength. These are all adjectives used to describe such a title. Dating back to the 11th Century in Europe, noblemen who acknowledged their loyalty to their superiors in exchange for land were given the title Baron or Baroness.


In today’s world, the title represents people who demand respect because of their influence (i.e. oil barons).


The mascot ‘Baron’ was chosen for Brewton-Parker College in 1929 as a way to pay tribute to the Scottish heritage of the surrounding area. The coaching staff at the time wanted an original mascot, one that stands out.


To be a BPC athlete, you should embrace the symbolism and significance of being a Baron. Demand respect, be strong, stand out!




















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