An EF-2 tornado swept across North Central High School, destroying classrooms and buses. An EF-2 tornado is considered to be a strong class tornado by the National Weather Service with winds reaching anywhere between 111 to 135 mph.
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"The tornado kind of hit really hard, so this, I think, is part of the memory, showing how much the community is standing behind us," the student body president told WSOC.
Next month, the students who accepted will be attending a 'Great Gatsby-themed' Prom at the team's practice bubble in Charlotte. Not only did the students receive a 'promposal' the Panthers donated $5,000 so the school could replace the high school's football stadium scoreboard.
The Panthers donated $5,000 so the Knights could replace the scoreboard at their football stadium pic.twitter.com/ONfmUmmsQq— Matt Harris (@MHarrisWSOC9) February 7, 2020
The Panthers also provided North Central with new weight room equipment, shoulder pads and used practice uniforms.
The Panthers donated 50 sets of game-worn pants & practice uniforms + 40 shoulder pads to the North Central Knights football team.— Matt Harris (@MHarrisWSOC9) February 7, 2020
Jerseys actually worn by: Julius Peppers, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert & Luke Kuechly (left to right) pic.twitter.com/wyWtOKlDqM
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