SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school that eliminated its Indian mascot will now be known as the River Hawks.
The school board in Skowhegan voted 15-5 Thursday evening for the new mascot.
It hasn’t been an easy change at Skowhegan High School. Many people in the Skowhegan area feel that the Indian mascot is a part of their history.
The process of soliciting ideas for a new team name was adopted in the fall of 2019.
School board member Jennifer Poirier said it will take time but “the new generation” will embrace the new mascot.
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