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

Edmonds-Woodway Warriors logo.

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.

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