Secondly, for some, this is their last year to play for a competitive team; although some will move on to play at the college level, most will not. “It’s hard to leave behind something you have been passionate about since kindergarden,” says Cortanie Gale. Senior night is just a small reminder of how much athletes meant to their coaches, teammates, school, and community.
The point of senior night is to acknowledge all the seniors’ hard work throughout the years at New Haven. Whether they’ve played on the team or helped with managing, they have made an impact on their team, and they get rewarded for that. “It’s really cool to watch how many people come together to plan this night for the seniors,” says senior mom Leslie Steinbeck.
Before the Jv game was over, all the seniors met in a classroom to talk, eat Subway, and enjoy some cake. With the parents’ help, the food was good, and everyone was in a great mood! There were laughter, jokes, memories shared, and even a few tears from the moms.
Once the JV game was over, the seniors lined up with their parents and waited to hear their named to be called to walk down the court. Moms were holding back tears while everyone else waited anxiously to get to their names. Cindy Borcherding took pictures as each senior approached center court. The seniors were all given flowers to hand to their moms after the ceremony. Once pictures were completed, some seniors shared hugs and tears, while others took pictures and waited for the Varsity boys’ game to begin. It was a special night to remember for the 2015 seniors of NNHS.
-by Cortanie Gale