Webutuck schools to change Warriors logo

Webutuck officials announced that intermediate and high school students have an opportunity to design their new Warriors logo.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2023, 1:30 PM

Updated 481 days ago

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A Dutchess County school district has joined several others in the Hudson Valley now in the process of changing their Native American names and mascots, as required by the state.
The Webutuck Central School District, nicknamed the Warriors, is doing away with their current logo.
Webutuck officials announced that intermediate and high school students have an opportunity to design their new Warriors logo.
Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani says the art department will submit three to five choices to the school board, and the school district at-large will vote on it.
Penalties for schools that don't comply include removal of school officers in addition to loss of state aid.
If schools want to keep their mascots, they must have expressed approval from a recognized Native American tribe. 


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