Results for Best Mascot 2014

Total Votes: 4


Portland, OR

An aardvark is a native African mammal that has a long snout and eats ants. The exact mascot story is subject to different tales, but one is that it was the underground mascot, preferred over the school's actual mascot at the time, a falcon...

Total Votes: 1


Adrian, OR

The small community located in Eastern Oregon, bordering the Snake River, used to have a significant amount of antelope that roamed the area in the 1930s.

Total Votes: 14

Lava Bears

Bend, OR

The name stems from a tale of a mythical bear from Native American lore that roamed the area, which happens to be very volcanic (NASA even did moonwalk training in Bend in the late 1960s and early 70s). In 1910, a stunted black bear was dis...

Total Votes: 0


Pleasant Hill, OR

Goat- and sheep-raising have been common among the residents of the area since the town's start. The logo used by the school today was purchased from a Canadian hockey team that was ceasing operation.

Total Votes: 16


Tillamook, OR

A cheesemaker is a person in a cheese factory who helps turn the curd. Tillamook, Ore., located on the coast west of Portland, is home to world famous Tillamook Cheese. The cheese factory has been part of the town since the early 1900s, loc...

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Total Votes: 1


Maupin, OR

The Deschutes River runs through the middle of the town, and the river is famous for its fighting redside -- or rainbow trout. The school has used Redsides as its athletic nickname since the early 1950s.

Total Votes: 2


Beaverton, OR

The mascot was chosen because school officials and community members wanted the district's students to not just soar, but soar higher than the average hawk. Adding "sky" to hawks alluded to a bird that would soar high above the rest, and wo...

Total Votes: 0

White Buffalos

Madras, OR

The school serves the communities of Madras, Metolius and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The school adopted the white buffalo as its mascot sometime in the 1930s. The white buffalo is considered to be sacred and/or of spirtual sig...