Avon Old Farms School Track – Avon, CT

Avon Old Farms SchoolThe next high school with a unique mascot come from a private boarding school for boys in Connecticut.  In fact, Avon Old Farms School has one of the most unusual mascots that I have ever heard of – the Winged Beavers.  According to the school’s website, ” The school mascot is the winged beaver, which reflects theWinged Beaver school’s motto, ‘Aspirando et Perseverando,’ from the Latin, to aspire and to persevere.”  I’m not sure I get the connection, and what that exactly has to do with a giant rodent that can fly.  (FYI – I went to grad school at the University of Minnesota, the home of the Golden Gophers, so I have nothing against rodent mascots.)

The track facility here is very nice, like the rest of the campus.  It is a 6-lane track, with an artificial turf infield.  The high jump is located on the inside, and all other field events are outside.

*Update – I found the history of the Winged Beaver!  Read about it HERE.

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