Even more important than the mascot name, more important than the
proper voting procedures or the school board’s involvement in ASB
actions, is the reaction of students at Laguna Beach High School who
feel an injustice has been done.
High schoolers have appealed to fellow students, school
administrators and most recently the school board. They have tried to
relay their concerns to the appropriate parties rationally and
This week, students at the high school received a ballot for a
re-vote on the mascot name change. Some students felt the re-vote was
not a proper solution and took their concerns to the Laguna Beach
Unified School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
In their actions, many students at Laguna have thrown away the
shield of apathy and taken a stand to get what they want.
The impressive actions span from Bryce Loidolt, who made the
initial push to change the name, to Natalie Hills, who drew up a
compromise, to the group of students who showed up at Tuesday’s
school board meeting to have their say.
Whatever the outcome, it seems the process has been an invaluable
lesson in the power of the vote, each individual voice and personal