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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Gainesville High School is a finalist in USA TODAY's Best Mascot Contest.

The school's cheerleaders and elephant mascot appeared on 11Alive News Today Thursday to urge viewers to vote for them.

Learn more about the Best Mascot contest. Voting ends at 3 p.m. on Mar. 25.

In addition to the Red Elephants, two other Georgia schools are among the finalists -- the Jefferson Dragons and the Clarkston Angoras.