On Tuesday, February 6, New Haven High held their annual Senior Night to recognize all the senior athletes. Senior Night was held between the girls’ varsity game and the boys’ varsity game against St. Clair.
When asked about Senior Night, Kenzie Bauer commented, “It felt bittersweet to know that my high school career at New Haven High School is quickly coming to an end. It really put into perspective how big of an impact all three sports that I participate in have had on my life.”
When asked about her favorite part of Senior Night, Emily Scheer stated, “Usually it is only a boys' game on Senior Night, but my favorite part was actually getting to play a game. Getting to play, walking down, and then cheering on the varsity boys was a great way to spend the night.”
Kate Ruediger commented, “My favorite part of Senior Night was cheering on the boys. Walking down was somewhat bittersweet because it put into perspective that we are getting close to our last home game.”
Emma Engelbrecht also had a few comments about Senior Night. “Walking down with my parents was my favorite part because they were finally able to be recognized for everything they have done. It felt very surreal to be walking down and felt like I couldn't possibly be a senior yet.”
Lauren Gerlemann said, “Walking down with my parents on Senior Night was a bittersweet moment. It gave me that feeling that my senior year is almost done and my sports career after 4 years is done with.”
The seniors were also asked if they had any advice for the underclassmen. Emily Sheer’s advice was, “Never take a practice, game, or day for granted because it will all be gone before you know it. Make the most of your sports careers by being competitive, but also have fun with what you are playing. Try your hardest, forgive your mistakes, and learn from them.”
Kate Ruediger stated, “Advice to juniors: Enjoy it while it lasts. It goes by in the blink of an eye.”
Lauren Gerlemann also shared her advice with the underclassmen. “I would advise people to enjoy everything you can about your sports. From the terrible practice to the good ones. All the friends and memories you make. Enjoy it all and take it in, because 4 years goes way too fast. Don't take your sports careers for granted; enjoy everything your sport has to offer you.”
So listen up, underclassmen. You may think you have a lot of time to play the sports that you love and make memories with your teammates, but the truth is, you don’t. So don’t take any opportunity for granted and make sure you make the most of your time at New Haven High.