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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Stokes won't give in to pressure to change mascots, officials say

DANBURY (Winston-Salem Journal) - The Stokes County Board of Education says it won't crumble un-der state pressure when it comes to supporting schools with American Indian mascots.

The school board decided last night that it doesn't want school officials to think that they need to change their imagery or mascots.

A statewide suggestion from the State Board of Education and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to school systems with American Indian imagery recommending that schools change the imagery hasn't been well received in the county for some time.

With the annual Native American Imagery Report expected to state officials soon, the school board decided that it was the right time to discuss the issue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is the first time I think I have ever been impressed with something the Stokes County School board has done.

I dont know who to credit, so i'm going to think that Bill Hart is the good, common sense influence.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:29:00 PM  

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