First day of school filled with excitement in Catawba County

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

HHS Students First Day

Principal Kisha Clemons smiled as she watched another bus roll up to Shuford Elementary on Monday morning.

She waved to the driver, waited for the door to open and then walked up into the bus and greeted the students on their first day back in school.

What the students didn’t realize was it was Clemons’ first day as well. She recently was hired as the school’s new principal and was happy to be back in Catawba County.

“I’ve spent most of my career in Catawba County schools, but most recently, I was in Rowan County and principal at Koontz Elementary School,” Clemons said. “The first day of school is an exciting day. We have music playing. We’ve prepared for this day all summer long, and it’s a new beginning for us.”