This letter is in regards to the Pocatello High School mascot issue and Lisa Delonas. Lisa is an extraordinary educator who puts the students’ safety and well-being first. When she stated (a close quote) “if any student is diminished or damaged by the mascot then it is time to change” she was being very thoughtful and wise. She is looking at the big picture. Many folks seem to have a sentimental attachment to the Indian mascot and I say let them treasure it in their memory. Let’s make a positive change to move forward. Principal Delonas is an educator. She is looking at the well-being of her students, our kids, and I doubt that withholding support for school levies will be in the best interest of future generations. Let’s not make this political or personal but rather look at the issue from a thoughtful perspective.

Diana Shipley,