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Ypsi-Willow Run Unified School Board Approves Mascot, Colors

Apr 25, 2013

It’s official – the mascot for Ypsilanti Community Schools is the Grizzlies, and the school colors are black and “Vegas” gold.  

Left to right: Board President David Bates, WIllow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki, Ypsilanti Superintendent Dedrick Martin
Credit Bob Eccles

The unified school board Thursday night accepted the recommendation of its Name and Identity Advisory Group. 

A new mascot and colors means buying things like new uniforms and signs.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel says that’ll be covered by a six million dollar grant from the state.

Over 900 students in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts voted on three possible mascots and chose Grizzlies over Trailblazers and Flyers.