Utah high school announces new mascot following backlash

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high school near Salt Lake City has revealed a new mascot that will replace its controversial Braves mascot. The school’s principal announced Friday that the Redhawks will become Bountiful High School’s mascot starting next fall. Calls for Bountiful to change the mascot name increased this summer during a nationwide push for racial justice following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Administrators began reviewing the mascot in early August and created a committee to identify and discuss concerns. The Redhawks name was selected after the school received over 100 suggestions for a new mascot name.last_img read more