HAGERSTOWN -- Students at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts recently chose a school nickname with roots in the theater.
From now until the final curtain call, the school's nickname will be the Phantoms.
Chelsea Eells, president of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Student Government, said she wasn't certain whether the nickname was inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera," but theater students lobbied hard for the designation by chanting, "Phantoms," "Phantoms," in the hallways between classes.
The school's 160 students chose the nickname by a landslide vote in September. The other two choices were the Bats and the Butterflies.
"Although we're a different school, we thought we should have a mascot," Eells said. "Some people thought we were the Elks because of a plaque."