David E. Norman Elementary held their annual Panther Lap Run on April 21. Students gathered pledges from family, friends,and the community, towards how many laps they would run in a twenty-minute period. With sunny skies smiling down, and nearly 400 students of D.E.N. ran to the beat of popular songs being played over speakers. Parents and teachers positioned around the playground held up signs and cheered for the runners, as every half hour another grade (K-5) made their entrance and started their laps.

Each year this fundraiser, put on by the PTO, brings in thousands of dollars for David E. Norman. Proceeds from past years have helped to develop the ‘Leader In Me’ program that is now being implemented in the school. David E. Norman PTO, students, and faculty would like to thank the many businesses that helped sponsor the lap run this year: Bath Lumber, State Farm Insurance, Ahlver’s Plumbing & Heating, O’Flaherty Plumbing & Heating, Nevada Bank & Trust, Images Salon, Dr. Shannon Sena, Ely Family Dental, Ely Methodist Women, Dixie Leavitt Agency, Mt. Wheeler Power, Stylized Styling Salon, Dr. Kent Robertson, KGHM Robinson Mining Co., Murdock’s Metal & Paint, R&R Roofing, Elysium Salon, Frito Lay.Lap Run