Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Key School has made it to the final round of a national contest to be named the top mascot among high schools. Voting ends March 27.
The Key School's Obezags are one of six finalists to advance to the national round of a contest sponsored by USA Today to determine the top high school mascot. Patch previously reported that Key's mascot/nickname, the obezag, is an anagram of gazebo—a distinctive structure found on the school's campus located on Hillsmere Drive. After winning in the first round for the state of Maryland with nearly 4,000 votes, Key moved on to the second (regional) round that featured 51 schools and ended Wednesday afternoon. More than 640,000 votes were cast in support of the Obezags, but schools in other regions had more than one million votes so the final round will be highly competitive. Voting begins at 11 a.m. on March 21, and ends at 3 p.m. on March…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Key School is competing in a national contest to be named the top mascot among high schools and the voting period was extended until March 20.
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Thursday, March 14
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Key School won for Maryland and will compete in the next round to determine the top mascot among high schools. Voting for this round was extended until March 20.
UPDATE (6:30 p.m. March 14)—The Key School Obezags swiftly defeated the Campers, Crabbers, Golden Elks and Wildecats to be declared the state's best. They weren't competing in athletics or even academics—they were all representing the state of Maryland in USA Today's contest to decide America's top mascot. Patch previously reported that Key's mascot/nickname, the obezag, is an anagram of gazebo—a distinctive structure found on the school's campus located on Hillsmere Drive. After winning in the first round for the state of Maryland with nearly 4,000 votes, Key moves on to the second round. Just as the Obezags were close to declaring victory on Thursday, USA Today extended the voting period for the regional round of voting due to the volume…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A national contest is currently underway to determine the most unique mascot among high schools.
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: 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,…