Capitol Hill students to pick new mascot

Ponca City Now - April 28, 2015 8:50 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Students at an Oklahoma City high school are poised to pick a new mascot to replace one deemed offensive by the American Indian community.

Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin revealed two mascot finalists for Capitol Hill High School on Monday night. Students will decide Wednesday if they want to cheer for the Red Wolves or the Guardians next year.

The school board voted 8-0 in December to remove the 88-year-old Redskins mascot after hearing from students, teachers and a district official who said it is offensive and harmful.

The change is expected to cost the district about $200,000.

 

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