Lanz Christian Bañes
After months of controversy, Vallejo High School is scheduled to present its new mascot to the school board on Wednesday.
The five-member board unanimously voted in November to abandon the decades-old Apache mascot after several heated meetings in which Native Americans and their supporters told trustees the offense and indignation the mascot caused to indigenous people.
But the move to abandon the decades-old mascot has not been without opposition.
Notably, many Vallejo High School students walked out of classes in protest the day after the decision, and alumni pressed back against the board in a meeting where they defended the Apache mascot as an honor to the tribe and the Vallejo High spirit.