Monday, January 4, 2016

Unusual Illinois High School Nicknames-- Part 2: Zion-Benton Zee-Bees

Zion-Benton= Z.B.

To our cheerleaders, the nickname is pure marketable genius.  To our cynics, a shameless pun, our athletes, pure inspiration.

Another story is that the name began during World War II.  During the Pacific Island Campaign, the Construction Battalion that built the airstrips, harbors and refueling stations, were called C.B.s.  Known more commonly as See Bees.

Zion-Benton Township High School was built by the Public Works Administration in 1939.


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