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Red Jacket to Reveal New School Mascot After July 2 Vote

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The Red Jacket school district is set to unveil a new mascot after the Board of Education votes on July 2. A special committee has recommended a new name, which will be revealed through a video if approved.


The committee had narrowed down the options to Rail Hawks, Bears, or Cardinals, based on survey results from students, alumni, staff, and residents. The district’s teams have been known as the Indians, but new state regulations require schools to adopt non-Native American mascots by the 2024-25 school year.

Red Jacket is the last local district to comply, following changes by Waterloo (Indians to Tigers), Romulus (Warriors to Royals), and Canandaigua (Braves to Gray Wolves).