Results for Best Mascot 2013

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Total Votes: 45,710

Silent Warriors

Talladega, AL

These are the only Silent Warriors in the country. Alabama School for the Deaf is known as "the home of the champions." More than 60% of the student body participates in some kind of organized sports....

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Total Votes: 51,145

Chipmunks

Metairie, LA

Some schools opt for intimidating mascots. Then there’s Archbishop Chapelle. Former school president Beth Johnson used to tell new students the following about the school’s Chipmunks mascot: “Th...

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Total Votes: 123,421

Liberators

Bolivar, MO

The town of Bolivar was named for Venezuelan military and political leader Simon Bolivar, who was critical in the fight for independence from Spain. But until the early 1950s, the school's nickname wa...

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Total Votes: 85,218

Red Elephants

Gainesville, GA

The word is that the Red Elephants name came from Everett Strupper, a local sports writer, in the mid 1930s. Once after watching Gainesville pull out a hard fought win, he wrote that Gainesville march...

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Total Votes: 1,314,277

Conchs

Key West, FL

Key West High School has been the home of the Conchs since 1906. A conch is the large shell of a sea-snail, and a giant replica of one can be found outside of the high school. Although not the only sc...

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Total Votes: 117,366

Hillbillies

Ozark, AR

Ozark High School was originally the Ozark Bulldogs, with school colors of orange and black. In the early 1930's, the student body voted to adopt the Hillbilly as the mascot, and change the colors to ...

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Total Votes: 33,645

Briar Jumpers

Somerset, KY

Somerset High School was one of the first schools in the state of Kentucky to have a football program. The town of Somerset, Kentucky is known for its briar patches and rabbits. Somerset high school i...

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Total Votes: 1,330,549

Turkeys

Memphis, TN

Founded in 1847 and once known as Belles (as in Southern Belles), St. Mary's became the turkeys in 1975. Two seniors - Lisa Morrow Morten and Crissy Garrett Haslam, had brothers who attended Memphis U...

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Total Votes: 27,415

Rock-a-chaws

Bay Saint Louis, MS

Rock-a-chaw comes from an old Choctaw Indian word meaning devil grass and today is also known as sandbur (Cenchrus L.). Several species are common in the area, especially coastal sandbur. "Rock-a-chaw...

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