BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s mascot visited local educational institutions on Wednesday.
Michael Garcia is the Mountaineer mascot for West Virginia University.
When Garcia speaks to students he tries to instill the idea of what it means to be a Mountaineer. “It really comes down to being good and doing good,” Garcia said. “Putting your all into whatever it is your doing.”
Garcia did not get the job as Mountaineer the first time he applied.
“I didn’t get it the first time, but I persevered and tried hard,” Garcia said. “We’ve got a guy in Bluefield named Ethan Ball who tried out to be the Mountaineer last year, but didn’t get it. I’m telling him to persevere…