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A Wyvern is a legendary creature with the head of a dragon, wings, talons of an eagle, two legs with a tail of a snake and breaths poison. The origin is from the Old French wyvern, which means both viper and life.
Numerous dinosaur fossils have been found in the area, hence the name "Dino". The school's active mascot during games is a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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, Centralia High School and community was hit hard. The team was forced to wear uniforms that were reduced to rags. In the 1970's Centralia introduced girls athletics to the school and it was only fitting to name them the Orphan Annies.
The town's livelihood was built around sugarbeet production, but the sugarbeet doesn't exactly strike fear in many opponents. So the mascot's look has changed over the years, and now the school has arrived at a much more ferocious-looking vegetable.
The Key School’s unusual nickname dates to the 1970s, when local sportswriters told the school it needed a mascot. Key, which prides itself on doing things a bit differently, settled on Obezags. You might notice it’s an anagram of gazebos, which have always been a feature of the school’s campus. Key still doesn’t have an official mascot, but it sure has a unique nickname.
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 University School (all boys) and the student body unofficially changed the school mascot from an owl to a buzzard. The girls decided it would be a great idea to have an unofficial mascot for St. Mary's, too. So they went the humorous route, and rallied to change the mascot to Turkeys. It started as a joke and ended up as the St. Mary's mascot - and it has been embraced in a big way ever since - they've even created a turkey tango that has been caught on video.