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Bountiful High School to replace 'Braves' mascot with 'Redhawks'

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Apr 09, 2021

A mostly white 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.

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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.

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The Redhawks name was selected after the school received over 100 suggestions for a new mascot name.

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