Hoboes need your help

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 05:02 PM.

Laurel Hill School is gunning for what could be the biggest win in school history.

The school's Hoboes mascot has been nominated for the USA Today High School Sports Best High School Mascot 2013.

"The railroad came through Laurel Hill decades ago, likely inspiring the school's mascot name, the hobo," USA Today High School Sports states. "One of the dictionary definitions of a hobo is a migratory worker. Laurel Hill is the only school in America to use the Hoboes as its mascot."

With 134 high school students, Laurel Hill is easily the smallest school of Florida's five nominees.

Orlando-based Cornerstone Charter Academy, the Fighting Ducks, is the second smallest school from Florida, with 242 students.

The other Florida schools nominated are the Key West Conchs, 1,209 students; the Lakeland Dreadnaughts, 2,011 students; and the Tarpon Springs Spongers, 1,503 students.

Laurel Hill School's athletic history is a source of pride for the school and the community. The school has seven state championship girls basketball teams and numerous district championships in other sports.

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