Mascot Information

In November 2022, the New York State Education Department and the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education sent a memo to school districts in the state regarding the use of Native American logos, mascots, and names. The memo mandated that districts replace their Native American name, logo, and/or imagery by the end of the 2022-23 school year. Additionally, the memo indicated that forthcoming Regulations would provide more information on the school districts' obligations.

The Keshequa School District has taken several steps since that time to respond to the memo. This page is intended to create a space to provide updates and information to the community.


After an extensive process spanning several months, the Keshequa Central School District has unveiled its eagerly awaited new mascot. The culmination of committee meetings, community involved mascot idea generation which brought in almost 100 ideas, and over 600 students, staff, community members, and alumni making their voices heard in our final vote has led to this final decision.

After our students narrowed down our top three choices, The Keshequa Cougars, Keshequa Coyotes, and Keshequa Wildcats, our school community as a whole got involved and voted for our new identity as the Keshequa Wildcats!

In a special pep rally, students, faculty, and staff gathered to witness the official unveiling of the mascot. A video showcasing the history of the school district, the significance of the new mascot, and how we're continuing to honor our local area can be seen below.


How To Vote

Virtual Vote

Click the link below if you are an alumni or community member who would like to vote digitally.

Mail-In Vote

Save and print the ballot below, then fill it out and mail it to the Keshequa Central School District.

Mascot Mail-In Ballot

In-Person Vote

If you would like to vote in-person, simply go to the District Office Door in the Nunda building between 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

In-Person Ballot Location


Mascot Change Flyer

Mascot Flyer