This Unique Idaho High School Mascot Wins National Recognition
Here in Idaho, there is a lot of pride and allegiance to our high schools--given there have been very few new schools built in recent history, most "locals" went to a school that has been around for a very, very long time. These loyalties have developed rivalries over the years that are battled on fields, courts, and race tracks annually. Everyone knows that Bishop Kelly and Kuna will never get along and that Eagle and Mountain View will forever go back and forth-- right?
What about each school's respective mascot, though? Who has the best in all of the land?
If you didn't know, Idaho is home to some very interesting ones...
Idaho Mascots: That School Is a What!?
Which of these unique mascots is your favorite?
The Maniacs may always been one of the most unique, but another mascot has drawn a lot of attention recently and it's being honors on a national level.
One of those mascots that we mentioned up above has placed SECOND in the nation, according to a recent competition put on by SBLive. Receiving over 70,000 votes, the Shelley High School Russet placed second in the nation according to the web results.
SBLive describes the mascot:
Shelley’s mascot isn’t just any potato — it’s a russet-burbank potato that wears a crown, robe and scepter. Shelley offers a two-week break from school to allow students to assist in the season’s potato harvest.
We had absolutely no idea that school shut down for harvest season--but it's the most "Idaho" thing we've heard all day.
Best Styles Of Potatoes
The Ice Cream Potato
10 Potato Facts You Probably Didn't Know