Results for Best Mascot 2013

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Total Votes: 5,440,844

Orphans

Centralia, IL

There are varying accounts of how Centralia High School was given their nickname, the Orphans. Most notably, a Chicago sportswriter said "they looked like a bunch of orphans but they sure could play basketball". During the great depression,...

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Total Votes: 12,458

Honkers

Kenmare, ND

The goose is quite popular - and common - in the Kenmare area and it was immortalized by the school giving a nod to its honkin' abilities. Kenmare has a honker suit, which is worn by a student at the games, and that in turn sparks opponents...

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Total Votes: 16,737

Kernels

Mitchell, SD

No one knows for sure when Mitchell High School became the Kernels, but in 1969 the school changed its colors to black and gold. The high school mascot is the Kernels because Mitchell is the home to the world's only Corn Palace. Mitchell is...

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Fighting Jeeps

Dubois, IN

In 1936, 15 Dubois basketball players gathered to discuss what mascot the school should use. During that same time, the popular comic strip "Popeye" had a character known as Jeep. After a long discussion, the players unanimously decided on ...

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Total Votes: 167,681

Hodags

Rhinelander, WI

While sitting around a campfire with friends, a logger named Eugene Shepard told a made-up story about seeing a vicious monster with fangs that came out from the north woods of Wisconsin and fed on dogs. The hodag is described as having the...

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Norsemen

Story City, IA

In the fall of 1969, the Roland Community School District and the Story City Community School District reorganized and became the Roland-Story Community School District. Prior to the reorganization, the Roland sports teams were known as the...

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Total Votes: 56,231

Zeps

Sarahsville, OH

In 1963, Shenandoah High School was built. There was no debate as to what to name the school and mascot. In 1925, the USS Shenandoah, a Zeppelin airship, embarked on a promotional flight to the Midwest. The airship was caught up in thunders...

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Nimrods

Watersmeet, MI

Depending on who you ask, the meaning of Nimrod may differ. Watersmeet, Mich., is located in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan, where hunting is a sport and a way of life. A nimrod is a king hunter so odds are, that is the true meaning of thi...

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Total Votes: 3,852,445

Winhawks

Winona, MN

Winona isn't home to a rare breed of hawks. Rather Winhawks is a nice play on words that transforms the stereotypical "Hawks" mascot into a winning proposition. Blackhawks. Seahawks. Plain-old Hawks. They have nothing on the Winhawks. Winon...