Union Public Schools announces new mascot

TULSA, Okla. — Union Public Schools has announced their new mascot.

More than 80% of students in grades 6th through 12th voted for the Redhawks, overwhelmingly defeating the Bison.

The Union Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the new mascot.

“I believe Redhawks strongly positions Union for the future and is a mascot we can live with for many years to come. Thanks to the thousands of students and patrons who provided input as we went through what I believe was a thoughtful process,” said Superintendent Kirt Hartzler.

The district has hired an artist to create designs for the mascot.

The Redhawks will replace the controversial name, “Redskins.”