Student Well-Being

Indiana School Board Votes to Drop High School’s ‘Redskins’ Mascot

By Bryan Toporek — July 29, 2015 1 min read

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, sports teams at Goshen High School in Goshen, Ind., will no longer be known as the “Redskins.”


The Goshen Community School Board voted 5-2 on Monday in favor of dropping the name, according to the high school’s athletic director, Larry Kissinger. Roughly 50 speakers addressed the board about the mascot, which had been in place for nearly 90 years, during the two-hour meeting,

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.