“E” becomes next representation of RE-2 District

Board of Education determines next step for rebranding

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Abigail Vondy, Editor in Chief

A decision has been made regarding the RE-2 rebranding and potential new mascot. During the Board of Education meeting on November 9, the community leaders determined that the Indian will be completely retired. Not only that, but anything relating to Native American’s will be removed. Meaning the feathers on the famous scripted “E” will no longer be an option. 

After a long and informative conversation about what is best for the community, the board determined it is in the best interest of the town to not establish a new mascot at all. The RE-2 District will continue forward without a mascot. The community and board will decide between a blocked “E” or a scripted “E”, both without feathers. Within the next month or so, more information will be provided on how this will be determined. 

For years, the district has been slowly moving away from the Indian and replacing it with just an “E”, but as construction commences, a solid representation of the district must be established. 

With the need for new representation, there is a crucial need to keep the logo of “Eaton Fightin’ Reds”. The logo was established before the Indian, and truly holds the depth of tradition within the town. The Board of Education recognized this and based their decision on continuing as the “Eaton Fightin’ Reds”. 

The letter “E” will soon officially become the representation of the Eaton School District. Although the letter will be on the walls and floors of the new school buildings, the district plans to retain the legacy of being an “Eaton Fightin Red”.