School Board decision harms Wanatah's identity

2013-12-17T01:00:00Z School Board decision harms Wanatah's identity nwitimes.com
December 17, 2013 1:00 am

The Tri-Township School Board voted at its November meeting to change the school colors to forest green, black and white. They also voted to have the mascot be the Tigers.

No more red. No more Racers. No more Wanatah. 

What a slap in the face for the heritage of Wanatah and its proud alumni.

The superintendent says these changes will bring the communities closer together. I am not feeling it. The change is to preserve the heritage of LaCrosse.

A better solution would be to pick new colors (not red or green) and a new mascot. This would be fair to each community and everyone would feel an equal part.

Wanatah, LaCrosse and Prairie Township are all in this together. It isn't right to favor one over the others. If it can't be a mix of the schools, it needs to be a whole new idea.

It should be Tri-Township High School, Tri-Township Middle School and Tri-Township Elementary with new colors and a new mascot.

- Jan Bailey, Wanatah

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