FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — Ramay Junior High and Woodland Junior High have revealed their new mascots.
According to Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools, Ramay will now be called the Ramay Red Wolves, while Woodland will be known as the Woodland Colts.
The idea to rebrand the schools has been in the works for over a year after the school board determined the mascots were no longer the right fit. They wanted to move away from any symbols associated with culture, race, or ethnicity.
At the start of the school year, a selected committee made a final list of mascot choices and put it up for a vote. Students and faculty decided on the colts and the red wolves.
Ramay used to be named the Indians, while Woodland was named the Cowboys.
The schools had a soft reveal today to show the name to students and staff.
Wilbourn said both schools will keep their current colors red and blue and the new designs and logos will be donated by Mascot media. The changes will be gradual to keep things within the budget.
The big reveal is expected to happen anytime between December and January.