Results for Best Mascot 2014

A
Total Votes: 30

Winged Beavers

Avon, CT

The mascot came from its founder, Theodate Pope Riddle. The beaver is indigenous to the area and Riddle added wings to symbolize the aspiration to soar.

B
Total Votes: 8

Bellringers

East Hampton, CT

This nickname came from the famous Bevin Bell Factory, which was founded in 1832. Residents are proud to point out that a Bevin bell was used in the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life," and it rang when the angel got his wings.

C
Total Votes: 4

Redcoats

Berlin, CT

Connecticut was a part of Great Britain before the United States was created. Berlin High School still pays homage to its British roots.The British soldiers wore redcoats.

D
Total Votes: 4

Noises

Moodus, CT

In 1985, Hale Ray, who the school is named after, was officially designted the state hero of Connecticut. The nickname, according to the Elizabethton Star, "is inspired by strange, underground rumblings caused by seismic activity in the are...

E
Total Votes: 3

Lawmen

Milford, CT

No, the players don't wear badges or arrest the opposing team if they end up losing. The Lawmen are in honor of Jonathan Law, the 27th Governor of the Colony of Connecticut.

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F
Total Votes: 2,344

Kangaroos

Terryville, CT

It's many, many miles from Australia, but Terryville got its nickname from a cheerleader who brought her stuffed kangaroo to practices and games. It became a lucky charm and a tradition so strong that the original rests safely in a display ...

G
Total Votes: 11

Wyverns

West Hartford, CT

The Wyvern is a poison-breathing legendary creature with the head of a dragon, a body with wings, the tail of a snake, talons of an eagle, and only two legs. It comes from the Old French wyvere, which means both 'viper' and ‘life.’ Comm...

H
Total Votes: 5

Whippets

Windham, CT

The Whippets replaced the Hilltoppers in 1939, chosen from 150 suggestions. The whippet is an ancient breed of dogs originating in England -- a cross between a greyhound and a terrier, combining the speed of one and the tenacity of the othe...