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Waterville Central School District names new mascot

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Waterville Central School District

WATERVILLE, N.Y. – The sports teams in Waterville Central School District will now be known as the Eagles.

Following a directive from the New York State Board of Regents, all school districts with Native American mascots and/or team names have to choose new monikers by the end of the 2024-25 school year.

This affects a handful of districts in the Mohawk Valley, including Waterville, which were formerly the Indians.

The district had narrowed the options down to Huskies, Wildcats, Wolves or Eagles. A total of 678 votes were cast and the Eagles won with 249.

The Waterville Board of Education plans to adopt a resolution changing the name to the Eagles at its next meeting on June 13.

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