Camanche Selects ‘Storm’ As New Mascot
After 60 years, the Camanche Indians will be no longer. After approval from the Camanche School Board on Monday, starting this fall, the new mascot for Camanche schools will be the 'Storm'.
It feels like it has been a long time coming for a mascot change for the Camanche School District. For 60 years, the school district has been using the Indian mascot. Over the past few years, letters from groups, tribes, and other organizations requesting the school district remove the Indian mascot.
On March 15th of this year, the school board voted 5-to-1 with one person not present to vote, to remove Indian as the mascot and nickname for the school. Officials from the school board said after the vote that the mascot would be removed after this 2020-2021 school year.
Since then, the school district has been taking surveys can collecting suggestions for a new mascot from the Camanche community, including students. At the end of April, the school board widdled the mascot possibilities down to 7.
Towards the end of May, the school board announced the final three mascot candidates. Either the Storm, Wolves, and Chargers would become the new mascot for Camanche schools, according to the Clinton Herald.
On Monday, the Clinton Herald reports that after a 5-2 vote, the Camanche School Board voted that the new mascot for Camanche will be 'Storm'.
School board members Shane Bark and Albert McManus voted against the Storm mascot while Travis Baker, Todd Gravert, Stacy Kinkaid, Brad Weber, and Peg Wolf voted in favor of the change, according to the Clinton Herald.
The new mascot change will take effect starting this fall for the 2021-2022 school year.