Union Public Schools looking for input on new mascot

TULSA, Okla. — Union Public Schools is asking asking students, parents, teachers, alumni and the public to send in their ideas for a new school mascot.

An online application is available through Friday, July 16, at 5 p.m.

Applicants are required to explain why their mascot has qualities that are a perfect fit for Union. They may also submit an image for the proposed mascot.

“Union supporters recently shared their thoughts on the characteristics and attributes that are critical in a new mascot,” said Chris Payne, Chief Communications Officer for the district. “Using a new crowdsourcing tool called Thought Exchange, more than 1,100 people shared feedback that we hope everyone will consider when suggesting a new mascot.”

Some of the top attributes from that survey were; something that connects to Oklahoma history, something that represents the entire districts not just athletics and something that represents Union beliefs.

You can see the results of that survey here.

Union will still retain their red and black color scheme.

FOX23 told you in November 2020, the Union Board of Education voted unanimously to discontinue the use of the Union Redskins mascot that had been in place for over 75 years.