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The results are in for Avon CSD’s new mascot — the River Hawks!

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Avon Central School District has announced the results of a vote to change their team name!

The winning name goes to — the River Hawks! According to the district, that name won 64% of the votes. The other team names were the Arches (26%) and the Novas (10%).

With this vote in mind, the Stakeholder Committee will make official recommendations to the Avon CSD Board of Education next Monday.

This name change is the result of a decision made by the New York State Board of Regents to order school districts that use Native American terms or images for their teams to change them. Avon was one of the districts that were required to change the name since their team name was the Braves.

At the time of the decision, five districts in the Ontario, Stueben, and Wyoming county areas were required to change their names. Last summer, the Canandaigua City School District held a survey to decide on a new name and symbol to replace their original team name and logo. These choices include the Bears, Cardinals, and the Gray Wolves.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Avon Central School District has announced the results of a vote to change their team name!

The winning name goes to — the River Hawks! According to the district, that name won 64% of the votes. The other team names were the Arches (26%) and the Novas (10%).

With this vote in mind, the Stakeholder Committee will make official recommendations to the Avon CSD Board of Education next Monday.

This name change is the result of a decision made by the New York State Board of Regents to order school districts that use Native American terms or images for their teams to change them. Avon was one of the districts that were required to change the name since their team name was the Braves.

At the time of the decision, five districts in the Ontario, Stueben, and Wyoming county areas were required to change their names. Last summer, the Canandaigua City School District held a survey to decide on a new name and symbol to replace their original team name and logo. These choices include the Bears, Cardinals, and the Gray Wolves. Read More EducationRochesterFirst  

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