A debate over the districts multiple mascots continues, despite the USD 257 Board of Education voting to consolidate all schools under the Mustangs mascot. The change would be phased in over the next few years, doing away with the current system that has Colts as the mascot for elementary schools, Ponies for middle school students, Mustangs for boys sports and Fillies for girls sports.
Sadrie Overall, an Iola High School senior, expressed her disappointment Monday with the boards decision. Overall wears the Marv the Mustang costume at sporting events. She also has been designing a Fran the Filly costume for girls events.
IHS is the only high school in Kansas that has distinct mascots for its boys and girls teams, she said.