FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – North Side High School students are voting this week to determine the school’s new nickname.
Students can decide from eight choices and according to pictures of the question posted online, students can pick their top three choices.
FWCS officials declined to identify the eight finalists.
According to online pictures, the eight choices are:
- Night Hawks
The decision was made earlier this year to change the nickname and mascot due to controversy surrounding the current Redskins nickname and its perceived offensive nature towards Native Americans.
The top 3 choices from the current survey will then be voted on to determine the winner. District officials said the new nickname will be announced before the school goes on winter break.
The Redskins nickname was first used by the school in 1927.