Q&A with Mr. Panther senior Conley Hamblin

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Alyssa Lai

Senior Conley Hamblin won the title of Mr. Panther at last night’s basketball game. In this interview, he details what comes with the title.

Q: Why do you think you won Mr. Panther?

A: I won Mr. Panther because I had a combination of a lot of family members that were generous and they wanted me to win. So they put forth a little bit of money and I went around during all my lunches that I had during the week. And I just asked my friends for change or whatever pocket change they had and I ended up winning.

Q: What do you think being Mr. Panther means to you?

A: Mr. Panther, to me, kind of just means that I was one of the guys in the senior class that kind of just represented Derby really well from sports or football and just being a good person all around. I kind of feel like I represent Derby in a good light.

Q: What traits of yours do you think appealed to voters?

A: Well I think I’m just a friendly person in general. Like I never really go out of my way to be a bad person. I always try to be as happy as I can to make as many friends as possible. So with that, I’ve built a lot of connections and that helped me win.

Q: In what ways do you represent Derby?

A: I always try to be the best person I can be. So I think I represent Derby in the way that I’ve built a lot of relationships here and when I go around Derby there’s a lot of people that recognize me. I’ve tried to be a positive representation for Mr. Panther.