“Climax — More than just a feeling” is the slogan of Climax, Minn., a town of 270 souls near the North Dakota border. Adopted for the town’s centennial in 1996, the slogan is printed on T-shirts. There’s a school. You can guess the rest.
Shirley Moberg, superintendent of Climax-Shelly schools, said the slogan’s sexual innuendo made it inappropriate for students to wear.
School officials had “turned a blind eye” to students wearing the shirts until recently, when a teacher wore it to school and a person complained. The shirts are no longer allowed to be worn at school, she said.
. . . The students who wore the shirt to school Wednesday were told to go to the bathroom and turn it inside out. All did, except 18-year-old Bethany Grove, a senior, who was suspended for the afternoon.
Climax was named after a chewing tobacco company.
As part of its centennial celebration, a contest was held to pick a town slogan. Some of the other entries included: “No End to Climax,” “Cling to the Culmination: Climax Forever” and “Bring a Friend to Climax.”
They’ve got to do something on those long winter nights in northern Minnesota.
In East San Jose, a short-sighted school board named one high school for James Lick and another for William C. Overfelt.