Guilford County elementary school holds ‘dab’ and ‘Superman’ day

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jesse Wharton Elementary students have been showing their Panthers pride.

Every day this week, the students have celebrated the Carolina Panthers’ trip to Super Bowl 50 with a different theme.

The students were especially excited about Thursday.  It was “dab” and “Superman” day -- two of quarterback Cam Newton’s signature victory dance moves.

“Today the students were walking down the hall and they were instructed if I call on you to dab, you have to show me how Cam Newton dabs,” Dr. Angella  Hauser, principal at Jesse Wharton Elementary, said.

Along with doing Cam’s moves, some of the classrooms had their own ways to show support.

Brooke Rothwell’s second-grade class received an honorary student within the last week -- a fish named Cam.

“Cam is a betta fish. He's a King betta and he's actually the Carolina Panthers colors,” Rothwell said.

Christi Shropshire’s first-graders tied the Super Bowl into instruction.

They predicted the game’s final scores in a math lesson. One student predicted that the final score would be Panthers, 100, Broncos, 11.

The students also worked on writing skills -- with a Panthers twist.

“We’ve been writing letters to Cam Newton telling him how proud we are of him,” Shropshire said.

Rothwell’s class is also a part of the Panthers fan club.

She and the students plan to send Cam Newton a banner in hopes that he will sign it.

If he does, they plan to have it framed and placed in the school.

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