Florida High School will be retiring its Native American mascot

(Chamberlain High School)

Tampa, Fla. – A Florida high school is set to retire its ‘Chiefs’ mascot after an emotional school board meeting over the Native American symbol.

An online petition with more than 6,000 signatures tried to keep the mascot.

Many Chamberlain High School alumni told the school board Tuesday that they believe the mascot represents honor and respect.

But student leaders and the district’s Native American Parent Advisory Council recommended the change after a poll found that 58% of students found the “chiefs” tradition offensive.

The school plans to raise the $50,000 needed to change the school’s branding and uniforms, and students will choose a new mascot this fall.

Changing school mascot

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https://www.local10.com/news/florida/2022/06/23/florida-high-school-will-retire-its-native-american-mascot/ Florida High School will be retiring its Native American mascot

Sarah Y. Kim

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