Vallejo Red Hawks: "Apaches" Out, School Board Votes on New Mascot for Vallejo High School

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    Jodi Hernandez
    A Native American prayer circle prior to the Vallejo School District meeting back in November.

    After seven decades, Vallejo High School has a new mascot. No longer the Vallejo Apaches, it's now the Vallejo Red Hawks.

    The decision was announced late Wednesday afternoon after a school board vote.

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    The Vallejo City Unified School District on Wednesday night is scheduled to vote on whether to scrap a mascot at its main high school. Jodi Hernandez reports.

    Since the 1930s, the school's sports teams have been "the Apaches", but cultural sensitivity prompted the school board to retire the name last November.

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    Vallejo school leaders are considering changing the name of the American Indian mascot of the district's main high school because many find it offensive. Jodi Hernandez reports.

    Students and alumni defended the Apaches mascot as an honor to the tribe and the Vallejo High spirit.

    The school will keep its trademark red and white colors.