The students of Macon State and Middle Georgia colleges have chosen the new mascot for Middle Georgia State College.
When the two schools consolidate officially -- expected in January -- the schools mascot will be the Knights.
More than 830 students at Macon State and more than 250 students at Middle Georgia voted this week from among three choices: Knights, Thrashers and Thunderbirds. Knights was the clear favorite of Macon State students, and it drew the largest percentage of votes cast by Middle Georgia students, according to a release from Macon State.
The mascot will be used when the two colleges consolidate.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will consider the consolidation in December. If its approved, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is expected to approve the consolidation in January.
Macon State uses a horse as part of its current Blue Storm mascot. Middle Georgia College is now known as the Warriors.
The next step will be the selection of new school colors and the design of the mascot figure.