Shortly after Judge Mullinax declared Catawba County as Panther Nation, Patrick Nelson, Principal at Shuford Elementary School, declared February 1st -5th as Panther Nation Week at Shuford Elementary School. Students enjoyed a week of dressing up to show their Panther Spirit. Monday was Hats off to the Panthers. Students and staff wore hats to show their Panther support. Tuesday was Panther Pride. Students and staff wore black and blue. By the end of the week students and staff had their eyes on the Lombardi trophy. Students wore all black to “black-out” the Broncos on Thursday and their favorite Panther Shirt on Friday.
Shuford Elementary was excited to celebrate the continued success of the Panthers and the hopes of winning the Super Bowl, but wanted to help our community in the process. Grade levels competed against each other to see which grade level would donate the most cans of soup or other non-perishable goods. Just like the Super Bowl, players’ eyes were on the grand prize… football shaped doughnuts to the winning grade level. During the week a total of 2,747 cans were collected and will be donated to E.C.C.C.M to be given back to the Newton Conover Community. Second Grade donated the most and enjoyed the football shaped doughnuts. #PANTHERNATION #KEEPPOUNDING