Union Public Schools shares proposed logo for new mascot, asks for community input

TULSA, Okla. — Last November, students at Union Public Schools voted to change its mascot to the Redhawks. It was a decision that the Union Board of Education approved unanimously.

Now, the district is asking for your opinion on a proposed logo.

The Redhawk logo was designed by a Union High School student, and it was unanimously chosen by the Mascot Advisory Committee as a finalist.

“A number of design concepts were well underway for the Redhawks when this one arrived out of the blue,” said Chris Payne, Chief Communications Officer for Union Public Schools. “People have been sending mascot ideas in all along, even after we had settled on Redhawks. This particular design by a junior at Union High School was absolutely stunning. After some fine-tuning, we presented it to the Mascot Committee, and they unanimously recommended that we present this student design as a finalist. Should opinions be favorable, we will move forward with a student vote to approve it as the official Union Redhawks logo.”

Union students, staff members, parents, alumni, and members of the community are asked to share their opinions within a Thought Exchange.

The Union Board of Education voted to end the use of the Redskins mascot in 2020.