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

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.

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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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.

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