Danville holds special meeting on school mascot

Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 7:59 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2021 at 4:35 AM EST
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DANVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) - Another Vermont school could change its mascot after a recent push in Danville.

Staff, alumni and a student had a discussion about the change with the school board Wednesday night.

In the early 2000s, the imagery of the Indian mascot was removed.

Now, a senior at the Danville School is making a push to remove the name altogether.

“It’s something I have always been discussing and thinking about at school. I’ve gone to Danville since I was 3 years old and we’ve never really had a mascot that I can celebrate or really be proud of, so with the senior service project I thought it was a good opportunity to speak my mind and do something that really matters and will make a difference in the school,” said Autumn Larocque, a Danville senior.

“This is a town with a ton of pride. A town that really cares about its students. It really cares about its school. It really cares about its community and wrapped up in all of that pride is a lot of pride for tradition. So what I hope people will see is this is a school that needs to be supportive no matter what,” said David Schilling, the principal.

According to Larocque, her school and Green Mountain Union High School are the only two remaining schools in the state with a Native American mascot.

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