Gwinn Nickname Featured by NFHS

September 24, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

It can be said that Gwinn is a model town when it comes to choosing a unique high school nickname.

The small Upper Peninsula community is the only one in Michigan with the school nickname Modeltowners, inspired by its birth as an iron mining community just more than a century ago.

Gwinn’s nickname was detailed as part of an “Unusual Nicknames” feature in this month’s edition of “High School Today” published by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The full report is below.