Idaho's Teton School District Drops 'Redskins' Mascot
Citing respect and honor for Native Americans, District Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme on June 10 unilaterally ordered the high school's administration to come up with a new mascot and to remove all references to “Redskins” immediately. According to TetonValleyNews.net, the school board is in favor of the move and commended Woolstenhulme for his decision.“It’s the right thing to do,” said Doug Petersen, board chair.
Work will begin soon to select a new mascot, one which Woolstenhulme said he'll have no role in choosing. According to the Capital News Service's The Other Redskins study, Teton was the only high school in Idaho using "Redskins" as a a mascot.
For a Local News 8 ABC-TV video report on the mascot move, click here.