How did Kenston get its name?

When Auburn School and Bainbridge School consolidated in 1953, they needed a new name.  The name Kenston is derived from Kent’s Town, by which this area was known before the townships were formed in the 1800s.  Another possibility was Bainburn.  Kenston’s school colors are Columbia Blue and White for the Bainbridge Bombers with a hint of red for the Auburn Red Cats.

The History of the Bomber

As the story goes, in the mid-40’s, before the formation of the Kenston Local School District, students at Bainbridge School were asked for ideas for a school mascot.   At the time, B-25 Bombers were constantly flying over the school from the Ravenna arsenal. Riding the wave of patriotism during World War II and having a special attachment to the B-25 that protected the freedoms our country enjoys and servicemen overseas, the student body decided on the “Bomber” as the district mascot.  In 1953, when Kenston Schools consolidated Bainbridge School and Auburn School, the Bomber remained, adding a hint of red to our colors as homage to the Auburn “Redcats.”