The superintendent overseeing construction of a combined high school and middle school in Newport says the school’s Native American name likely will stay, but the image associated with its mascot likely will not.
A $53 million facility to combine Nokomis Regional High School and three middle schools is expected to open next August.
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Superintendent Mike Hammer told Morning Sentinel that officials are “on the edge” of the issue, but it’s likely that the mascot will no longer feature Native American imagery but rather a newer version of the term “warrior.”
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That would leave Skowhegan Area High School, with its nickname, “Indians,” as the last school in Maine using Native American imagery.
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