“Once a Sequoit, Always a Sequoit”?
After the possibility of a mascot and logo change at ACHS, many individuals have been left questioning many aspects of the scenario.
ACHS Faces Controversy Over Possible Change of Mascot and Logo
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, ACHS principal Eric Hamilton sent the following email to students and staff: “In an effort to be more inclusive, we are currently reviewing our logo and name out of respect for the Native American community. We would like your input as to whether we should remove the arrow and feathers from the Antioch logo and/or change the name from Sequoits.” Attached was a link to a...
Vocabulary References for “Once a Sequoit, Always a Sequoit?”
Chant: A phrase that is rhythmically repeated and sung or shouted by a crowd, often used by many cultural groups, such as Native Americans. Cultural appreciation: According to Preemptivelove.org, this is when an individual genuinely strives to learn more about another culture. By doing so, they listen to persons of that culture and strive to honor their beliefs and traditions. Cultural appr...
Sequoit to Sequoit: Should the ACHS Logo and Sequoit Name Change?
Winkler The name Sequoit is one that is unique to Antioch. It is thought to have derived from a Native American word for smooth pebbles in the bed of a stream. Though Sequoit is derived from a Native word, I do not think the word has much meaning itself. The name has come to represent our culture as a community and school; it is used uniquely in Antioch, not only for the school but also for Sequoit Cr...
Early Antioch: An Abridged History
Antioch: ever heard of it? First permanently settled in 1839 by the Gage brothers, the area had been home to the Potawatomi, Sauk and Fox Native American tribes for thousands of years prior, until ultimately forced to relocate by the U.S. government in the 1830s. Ainsley Wonderling is a historian with the Lakes Region Historical Society, an organization founded in the early 1970s to pres...
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