It's the Fourth of July, and the means celebrating America's independence from the British. Why not also celebrate some high schools that have gone with Fourth of July-themed mascot names?
Plenty of schools pay homage to America's independence with their specific mascot names, and we know that not all of them did it intentionally.
So come along for the ride as we look at the Top 10 Fourth of July-themed mascot names.The official food of the Fourth
Hot dogs are synonymous with the Fourth of July when you think of barbecues and baseball. Take it another step, and you get an even cooler connection. Every year since 1916 (except for 1941 and 1971) the
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
brings thousands to Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., to see who can eat the most hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Legend has it that two men were arguing on the Fourth of July in 1916 about which one was more patriotic, and the contest was born. So how does this tie into high school sports? Frankfort (Ind.)
is the only school in the nation to choose Hot Dogs as its mascot. According to the MaxPreps Mascot Monday story for Indiana
, the founders of the town wanted to
honor their parents' hometown of Frankfurt am Main (Germany), and yes,
Frankfurt is famous for a food similar to the American hot dog.