CEDAR CITY — A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its "Redmen" mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others.17 comments on this story
The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that the committee voted 17-7 last week to change Cedar High School's mascot. The decision by a committee formed by the district to study the matter came after several public hearings about the issue.
The Iron County School District board will hear the recommendation and make a decision at an upcoming meeting.
The local Cedar Paiute Tribe of Utah didn't request a mascot change, but supported the review process.
The school has used the mascot name since 1943.