E-W: Warriors mascot will not change
Medieval image created after merger of Woodway and E-W schools
Last updated 2/25/2021 at 9:01am
Should Edmonds-Woodway High School dump the name of its mascot, the Warriors?
A House bill proposed by Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) aims to force public schools in the state to prohibit the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots and logos.
A recent story in The Seattle Times on the proposed bill noted that 35 out of 420 WIAA schools have Native-themed names. The top name? Warriors, followed by Indians, Braves, Raiders, Thunderbirds, Totems, Blackhawks, Chiefs, Chieftains, Chinooks, Marauders, Red Devils, Red Raiders, Redskins, and Tomahawks.