Shawnee Mission North changes mascot to Bison

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Shawnee Mission North High School announced their new mascot will be the Bison.

For 98 years, the school’s mascot was the Indians. Earlier this year, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education voted to retire the mascot and search for a new one.

Under the new policy, SM North was joined by Shawanoe Elementary, Rushton Elementary and Belinder Elementary in retiring and replacing their culturally insensitive mascots.

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