Allen Middle School c/o Guilford County Schools: Leave the Viking alone!
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Allen Middle School c/o Guilford County Schools

Allen Middle School c/o Guilford County Schools: Leave the Viking alone!

    1. Sherri Perdue
    2. Petition by

      Sherri Perdue

      Pleasant Garden, NC

Allen Middle School was established in 1968. The viking has represented this school within our community for the last forty-four years. It provides us with history and tradition. The mere notion that it needs to be changed due to its visual representation is completely ludicrous. Based on test scores, Allen Middle School has dropped and ranked 502 of 607 school scale in North Carolina. Math scores have been declining since 2009 and reading scores do not meet the state or district averages. The changing of the mascot will only further the prejudices of its student body and ultimately harm the progress of this school's achievements.

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    • Shay Black OAK RIDGE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it is tradition. It has been this way for over 40 years.

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    • Carrie Gorman TRACY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Enough of the PC BS!

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    • Brenda Welker GREENSBORO, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      The Viking has always been part of the school and it should not be removed.

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    • Angela Smith COLFAX, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I went to Allen and was a viking, and i cant imagine any other mascot. The viking is Allen so leave it alone!

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    • wilbert harper,jr GREENSBORO, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      It is important because when I was at Allen, education was the main priority not the mascot. The people who are trying to change it should be more concerned with the fact tht Allen is now a Title 1 school meaning it is one of the lowest performing schools in the area. There should be a petition about that.

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