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10:15 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Generational Differences Evident At Mascot/School Colors Forum

A group of about 35 people, most of them students, got together last night in the Ypsilanti High School media center to talk about mascot and school colors suggestions for Ypsilanti Community Schools. 

The generational divide between the students and the adults was obvious, as most of the adults favored a mascot with historical significance, such as Bombers or Liberators, and the kids preferred something new, like Royals or Grizzlies. 

Mascot suggestions including Liberators, Bombers, Grizzlies, Royals, Mustangs, Wildcats, Patriots and Trailblazers will  be forwarded to an advisory group for consideration, along with the most popular school color combinations: red and black, red and gold, black and gold, and black and neon green. 

The community will likely have one more chance to weigh in on a mascot and colors poll before the unified school board makes its final decision.

Some of the animal-related mascot suggestions for Ypsilanti Community Schools
Credit Bob Eccles

Listen to WEMU's Bob Eccles' report on the mascot/colors forum here.