The Key School is getting some national attention for the uniqueness of its mascot/nickname: Obezag.
Don't bother looking the word up in a dictionary if you're not sure what it means. It's an anagram of gazebo, a distinctive structure found on the school's campus located on Hillsmere Drive.
USA Today has a contest underway to decide America's most unique mascot with more than 250 in the running. Voting will determine the national winner after voting for the best mascot in each state.
Other schools in Maryland besides Key School include:
- Allegany Campers in Cumberland
- Crisfield Crabbers in Crisfield
- Elkton Golden Elks in Elkton
- Wilde Lake Wildecats in Columbia
Before you think Key's Obezags will surely win the national prize for uniqueness, consider that there are schools with mascots ranging from the Auks in Delaware to the Zizzers in Missouri.
The prize is $2,000 for the school with the most unique mascot. Note you must be at least 13 years old to vote.