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The Auk is a bird found in the Atlantic Ocean that looks a bit like a penguin.
It is said that in the 1930s a radio broadcaster yelled, "Look at that Fluco go!" during a live broadcast. In his excitement he combined Fluvanna and County. The students loved it and ever since, they have embraced it.
Max Elias, a longtime science teacher at Georgetown Day School, created three sculptures that were sold in an auction when GDS featured only a lower and middle school. One of the sculptures, a grasshopper, was later returned to the school, where it occupied a prominent spot on campus. When GDS added a high school in the 1970s and needed a mascot, the Mighty Hopper was a natural choice.
From 1920 to 1951 the Whirlies were named the Purple Whirlwinds, but when the colors changed to blue and white, purple dropped and eventually Whirlies was adopted.
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.
The school was named for the C.M. Musselman Company, maker of Musselman's apple sauce. The school's mascot is an apple with muscular arms.
Northampton, Pa., was once known as the global manufacturer of cement. It was home to the Atlas Portland Cement Company along with a few other cement companies. Atlas Portland closed in 1982 due to foreign competition but the history lives on through the local high school and museum. Northampton High School is known as the Konkrete Kids, which celebrates the history.
Travelers Rest, SC
The mascot is in honor of the Marines, whom the Germans referred to as "Teufelshunde," which means devil dogs or dogs from hell. Former football coach Chico Bolin came up with the Devildogs mascot. The stadium is named after Bolin.