Who is Baldy?
"Baldy the Eagle" is our official NYSP mascot who will actually appear at the program.
Bald Eagle (also called the American Eagle) was officially declared the
National Emblem of the United States by the Second Continental Congress
in 1782. It was selected to serve as this important symbol by our
founding fathers because it is a species unique to North America. It
now represents a living symbol of American freedom, spirit and the
pursuit of excellence. The image and symbolism of the majestic Bald
Eagle has played a significant role in American art, folklore, music
The Bald Eagle is the perfect mascot to honor our NYSP scholars and their overwhelming spirit of discovery.
Click here to actually hear the vocal sounds of a Bald Eagle.
Click here for more interesting facts about Eagles.