Jeff Richards, St. George News

Committee votes to recommend changing Cedar High's 'Redmen' mascot

By Jeff Richards, St. George News | Posted - Jan 16th, 2019 @ 10:45am

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CEDAR CITY — The Cedar High School Mascot Committee has voted to recommend changing the school’s “Redmen” mascot.

After more than an hour of discussion, the 24-member committee cast secret ballots Tuesday toward the end the group’s meeting at the Iron County School District offices. The vote was 17-7 in favor of changing the mascot, which has been used by the school since the early 1940s.

Rich Nielsen, the district’s director of secondary education, said the final decision on the matter will be up to the school board, which meets Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. Committee members were asked to create two separate presentations to make to the board — one in favor of keeping the mascot and one in favor of changing it.

The committee was not asked to recommend a replacement mascot.

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