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Teton High School students voting on new mascot

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DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - When high school sports return in the fall, teams at Teton High school will be going by a different name. A mascot committee chose 16 options out of suggestions made by the public. Students currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to vote on the new mascot.

Here are the following names selected by the mascot committee on Wednesday:

Eagles
Mustangs
Grizzlies
Wildcats
Mountaineers
Raptors
Bruins
Hawks
Timberwolves
Trappers
Wolverines
Badgers
Bison
Teton
Thunder
Yeti

Student government will meet with school officials on Monday to verify the votes and narrow it down the top five. A second round of voting will take place. Principal Sam Zogg says that process will be repeated until one choice receives the majority of the votes.

Zogg says the goal is to have a new mascot finalized by early June. Then they can have a new logo and uniforms ready to go when school resumes in the fall.

In July of 2019, the Teton School Board voted to retire Redskins as the mascot at Teton High School. Leaders of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes had protested the name calling it "derogatory."

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Dylan Carder

Dylan Carder

Dylan is a sports anchor for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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