After a dominating performance in the first round of the USA Today Best Vote beating out instate schools, Avon Old Farms Winged Beaver, the East Hampton Bellringer, the Berlin Redcoat, Hale Ray Noise, the Jonathan Law Lawman, the Kingswood-Oxford Wyvern and the Windham Whippet, the Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best mascot in the entire country.
First the Kangaroos will need to get past the regional round.
There are 56 schools remaining, one from every state, Washington D.C. and five wildcards and they are split up into eight regions, the winners will advance to the national round, according to the website.
The Kangaroos are now pitted against six other schools in Region 1, the Pinkerton Academy Astros (Derry, NH), the Burlington Seahorses (Burlington, VT), Doane Stuart Street Thunder Chickens (Rensselaer, NY), Morse Shipbuilders (Bath, ME), Salem Witches (Salem, MA) and the Warwick Veterans Hurricanes (Warwick, RI).
The voting ends on Thursday, April 17 at 2 p.m. and you can vote here.
According to a Bristol Press story the Kangaroo became Terryville’s mascot during the 1940’s when one of the school’s cheerleaders brought a small stuffed kangaroo to practice and games.
There is also an 8-foot kangaroo statue that stands in front of the school.