Gallman Elementary raises money for animal shelter

November 13, 2013

NEWBERRY — Gallman Elementary’s gators were visited by the Newberry County Animal Shelter and the University of South Carolina Oct. 25 in recognition for their hard work.

At the beginning of the school year, Farm Bureau Insurance donated Clemson University and The University of South Carolina football posters to Gallman. Tracy Semenza, school guidance counselor, accepted contributions for the posters and the USC posters collected more money in the Clemson and USC competition.

In honor of October’s Adopt an Animal Shelter month, the proceeds were given to Newberry County Animal Shelter. Gallman’s teachers also pulled together to raise some money for the cause. Altogether the school raised $405 for the local shelter. A special presentation was planned by Semenza.

Representatives Leslie Jenkins and Shannon Byrd came to accept the check for the Newberry County Animal Shelter. They brought mother and son Schnauzer dogs, Molly and Jasper, to visit the students.

USC Gamecock football players, Jimmy Legree and Cedrick Cooper, came to thank the students for helping out the animals and their community. The players were escorted by Andre Goodman, a former USC Football, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and the Detroit Lions player.

These men spoke to the students about leadership, setting goals, and football. Gallman students have been learning the seven habits of leadership by Steven Covey. The USC football players talked about leadership and how everyone can be a leader and make a difference.