The High School Mascot Committee coordinator, Trudy Townsend, brought the committee’s final recommendation to the North Wasco County School District 21 Board at the latest work session on April 24.
Over the last several weeks, the committee conducted votes with both The Dalles Middle School and High School students and staff, as well as sought community feedback through assemblies featuring presentations of the top-5 mascots. The committee also recently visited the D21 elementary schools to get their input on the matter.
“Every student and staff member [at the middle school and high school] had an opportunity to give their input,” Townsend said, “And every group was clearly in favor of the Riverhawks as their new high school mascot.”
The mascot change will not go into effect until the present academic year concludes.