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School Board adopts new mascot

 

February 2, 2022

A NEW LOGO FOR A NEW AGE - Swinomish artist Jeanette Quintasket holds the new Braves mascot she designed after the La Conner school board approved it at its Jan. 24 meeting. Behind her are board members John Agen, Lynette Cram, Susie Deyo and Amanda Bourgeois, from left. Superintendent Will Nelson is in back. – Photo courtesy of La Conner School District

La Conner schools are big on tradition.

And the district’s newest tradition promises to be among the most significant in school history.

The bright blue image of an eagle bearing an interlocking L and C, created by Swinomish artist Jeanette Quintasket, was introduced during the Jan. 24 school board meeting as the new La Conner Braves mascot.

The colorful icon reflects regional Coast Salish artistic imagery and replaces prior Braves graphics that for decades depicted Hollywoodish Plains Indians caricatures.

Formal recognition of Quintasket and introduction of her artwork highlighted a...



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