Best mascot: Sandcrabs
Sandcrabs fans are what kept Alyssa Crober energized throughout her one-year stint as Calhoun High School's mascot.
Advocate readers voted the Sandcrab the best mascot.
Alyssa, 17, is a senior at Calhoun.
"I have a lot of school spirit and my mom encouraged me to do it," Alyssa said. "My parents are really big football fans and they were Sandcrabs too when they were in school."
Alyssa said she's amazed by the number of fans who travel with the teams for out-of-town games.
"I like being there to make the little kids happy," Alyssa said. "I loved interacting with children."
A good feeling surrounds her while she's in the mascot costume, Alyssa said.
"It makes you feel really good about where you come from," she said. "And it's nice to see people get excited about sports at such a young age."
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