LOCAL NEWS

Bountiful High School Begins Process To Change ‘Braves’ Mascot Name

Nov 30, 2020, 4:18 PM | Updated: 4:41 pm

Bountiful High School (KSL TV)...

Bountiful High School (KSL TV)

(KSL TV)

BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Bountiful High School will begin the process of selecting a new mascot name, after criticism the “Braves” name was not culturally sensitive.

Principal Aaron Hogge made the announcement Monday on the school’s YouTube page. For the time being, the mascot will continue as the Braves until a new name can be selected.

Bountiful High School Principal Aaron Hogge announces the decision to begin the process of changing the school’s mascot. (Image courtesy Bountiful High School YouTube page)

However, this year’s seniors will not be affected. “The class of 2021 will graduate as The Braves. We will begin the process within our school community of selecting a culturally sensitive mascot that will unite all stakeholders and continue the tradition,” Hogge said.

“I believe leaders and students in the past have had the best of intentions to create unity respect honor courage and bravery when they use the Braves mascot.” Hogge added, “After the committee process and public listening sessions, I have thoroughly evaluated the impact our mascot has had on all students and community and have decided to begin the process of selecting a new mascot,” Hogge said.

The latest discussions on the mascot started during the summer after a wave of demonstrations followed the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. That caused a renewed nationwide review of mascots considered to be culturally insensitive, as well as landmarks named after Civil War figures in the South.

The Washington Football Team of the NFL dropped its longtime mascot the “Redskins” before the 2020 season.

KSL TV reported last summer that organizers had started a petition to change the Bountiful High School mascot.

The Davis School District announced that school administrators had met with representatives of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, as well as students and faculty, before making the decision to change the mascot.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

The Utah Avalanche Center opened a new beacon training park at Pinebrook Sunday, the closest park t...

Shelby Lofton

Utah Avalanche Center opens new rescue skills training park close to Salt Lake City

The Utah Avalanche Center opened a new beacon training park at Pinebrook on Sunday, the closest park to Salt Lake City.

2 hours ago

Thousands of Filipino’s filled the stands at a historic and sacred Catholic University to attend ...

Dan Rascon

Thousands attend interfaith concert with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Thousands of people from the Philippines filled the stands at a historic and sacred Catholic University to attend an interfaith concert with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

2 hours ago

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, left, and President Joe Biden toast before Biden speaks to members of the Na...

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press

Biden and Utah’s governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship

President Joe Biden and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox disagree on many issues but they were united Saturday in calling for less bitterness in politics and more bipartisanship.

3 hours ago

FILE - The Utah Capitol is shown on March 3, 2023. Utah lawmakers have just five days left to pass ...

Bridger Beal-Cvetko

These are the biggest unresolved issues as Utah lawmakers enter last week of session

Utah lawmakers have just five days left to pass hundreds of bills before time runs out for the legislative session on midnight on March 1.

5 hours ago

Police said Sunday there were no injuries after a vehicle went off the road and struck a house in s...

Mark Jones

No injuries reported as vehicle leaves the road and strikes a home in southern Utah

Police said there were no injuries after a vehicle went off the road and struck a house in southern Utah on Sunday morning.

6 hours ago

The family of a St. George man hit and killed by an alleged driver under the influence is disappoin...

Brianna Chavez

Family of St. George man killed by alleged DUI driver react to plea deal

The family of a St. George man hit and killed by an alleged driver under the influence is disappointed after the accused driver was sentenced to one year in jail.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Bountiful High School Begins Process To Change ‘Braves’ Mascot Name