The Eaton district is making some adjustments and one of those adjustments include picking a different mascot or logo. There is a lot of history when it comes to the Eaton schools and the Native American Mascot. Eaton didn’t have a mascot until 1966, it was implemented by the athletic coach and P.E. teacher, Ken Ridgley. Ridgley used the term “red” as his inspiration to make the mascot a Native American. Although Eaton High School opened in 1909, there wasn’t a mascot unil 1966. `Fightin’ Reds’ was given to the Eaton athletic teams based on the colors of the jersey’s because Eaton didn’t have a mascot yet. Eaton was identified by other sports teams by the letter E, until there was a mascot implemented. Doug Preston, a former student and now the civics and World Geography teacher at EHS, said, “When I was in school I don’t really remember using it [the mascot] much. For example, we didn’t have that Indian on any of our uniforms.” There are many different thoughts about the removal of the Native American mascot. Shelby Pribelsky (23) said, “It’s not just a little animation dude on the floor, he’s a part of the family.” Although there are different views on the topic, it remains part of the schools history, and the Eaton community welcomes the new changes with open arms.