Cambridge seeks more input on new school mascot

Cambridge school district asking community for input on mascot

Cambridge school district asking community for input on mascot

The Cambridge Board of Education is conducting more surveys on what the district’s new mascot should be.

The board on March 14 had tabled a proposal to change the mascot from the Indians to the Valley Wolves. Like all school districts in New York, the district is being required to phase out Native-themed imagery.

The Valley Wolves received 55% support in a survey compared with 45% for the other option – Eagles.

The district surveyed students in grades 4 through 12. However, the board wanted to extend the scope to students in second and third grade as well. Also, the district is adding Tigers as an option.

“Based on an informal student survey, Tigers was a top student choice and the Board feels it is important to include it for consideration,” the district said in a statement.

Students also expressed in another survey that the mascot should have strength, pride, power, loyalty, wisdom and knowledge.

The district is also offering residents the chance to take part in the survey by visiting the high school library on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hard copies will be made available for people who cannot complete it on the computer. People must submit proof of residency to complete the survey.

If they cannot make it on Tuesday, they can visit the district office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The option with the most votes will be shared with the board for its consideration.