Red Wolves is chosen as new mascot for Capitol Hill

Ponca City Now - May 23, 2015 9:19 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Red Wolves has been chosen to replace Redskins as the mascot of Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School.

Red Wolves was announced Friday during a school assembly as the choice over Guardians in voting by students.

The Oklahoma City school board voted 8-0 in December to remove Redskins as the mascot after hearing from students, teachers and a district official who said the nickname is offensive and harmful – especially to American Indian students.

The decision led to opposition from some students, faculty and alumni, including one American Indian student who told the board at a later meeting that the change made her feel as if a piece of her had been ripped away.

 

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