Students and parents rallied outside the Fayetteville Public Schools Administration Building Thursday.
Woodland Junior High students and their parents are trying to encourage the school board to keep their school’s Cowboy mascot.
This comes after the school board announced that a change could be coming.
“They’re concerned about human imagery about a mascot, and we’re just here to say that we’re proud to be Woodland Cowboys, and we think the Woodland Cowboys has a lot of good connotations, and Cowboys and Cowgirls are all represented at the school, and we’re just here to support the Cowboy mascot,” said Mike Driver, parent of a Woodland Junior High student.
Last October, the Fayetteville School Board voted to appoint a committee to review changing the mascots of both Ramay and Woodland junior high schools.
Raymay’s mascot is the Indians.
There has been no decision on what the new mascots will be.