JAMESTOWN – The process to remove Jamestown High School’s red raider mascot and logo took a step forward on Tuesday night.
The Jamestown Public School Mascot Committee recommended the district discontinue using the “J with feathers” and find a new logo.
The committee, reassembled by Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker last year, was tasked with examining the school’s mascot, imagery used and nickname.
The group’s chair and district Athletic Director Ben Drake explained the committee previously decided to stop using the Native American imagery 2014, adopting a new logo, the “J” with feathers.
However, a recent push from some in the community refueled the effort to rebrand, citing disrespect to Native Americans.
The committee is expected to continue to meet through the summer, and into the next school year, discussing the topic.