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Hurley School Board issues statement after voting to discontinue Midget mascot


January 23, 2019

HURLEY — On Monday evening, the Hurley School District School Board unanimously voted to discontinue the use of the high school’s Midget mascot at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

School board president Joe Simonich said there had been a lot of opinions shared about the possibility of changing the mascot. Some had shared the use of the term “midget” was derogatory, while others felt the school’s mascot was a focus of pride in their school.

The board had previously voted to place a question on the ballot pertaining to whether the use of the mascot should continue or if a new one...

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