QUESTION: Should the Clover Park High take up the state Board of Education's recommendation and change the name of its mascot, the Warrior?
The Associated Press is reporting that the state Board of Education is encouraging all schools with Native American names to replace them.
The state board passed a resolution on Wednesday urging districts to stop using Native American mascots, the AP reported via The Seattle Times:
In the past decade, about 10 schools have given up their Indian mascots. But another 50, including tribal schools, are holding fast to their nicknames as warriors, braves, redskins and red devils.
In Lakewood, the mascot of one of its major high schools - Clover Park - is the Warriors.
The board can't require schools to change their mascots, but it is strongly encouraged, in part, to change any negative perceptions of Native Americans.
Nothing has come up formally among the Clover Park School District to change the name. We know there is a lot of history and tradition behind the name, so we put the question to you, Patch users.
Should the Clover Park High take up the state Board of Education's recommendation and change the name of its mascot, the Warrior? Tell us in the comments below.