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Senior Night: Not Just Another Night

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Savannah Roberts celebrates senior night to end four years of high school volleyball. Her cousin and brother had fatheads for the evening.

Senior night for sports teams is an incredibly important event which is held during the team’s last home game of the season. It’s a night filled with emotions and significance for graduating seniors. Some say seeing family and family friends support you on your senior night is one of the greatest things to them. They know they have been to almost every game before that yet seeing them be there for you on this special night is a different feeling.

To start, senior night is a way to honor and recognize the hard work and achievements of the graduating class. It’s a time to celebrate their accomplishments. But it’s not just about the achievements. Senior night also holds a deeper meaning. It’s a chance for seniors to reflect on their high school journey, the ups and downs they’ve experienced, and the personal growth they’ve seen between them and their friends.

As well, senior night marks a transition from one chapter of life to the next. It’s a way for your sport to send you off after working hard for them, for 3-4 years while balancing all your classes and time hanging with friends. It’s a moment where seniors can feel proud of their accomplishments and excited about their future. Some seniors realize at that moment all the sacrifices that they complained about over the years have paid off and are getting recognized for it.

Seniors at Arlington High School have said many things about senior night but for basketball player, Samara Morrow it feels like she is being,  “sent off, it means that the program and the people in it have been respecting you over the years and they are willing to give you a proper send-off,” Samara Morrow said. 

As well Kobi Spady said that senior was most special to him because he got to see his family and said that he made sure he “took in the moment, and took a minute to look around” at the fans filling the stands for the seniors like him. 

For Walker McKinney, he sees senior night as a way to “share my experiences with the young players and give them an idea of what to expect.” 

Yet for Savannah Roberts, it means “all the hard work that she has put into the program,” for her 4 years of high school Roberts said.

Senior night is being celebrated for all the hard work it took them to get to this point and all the little sacrifices like not being able to hang out with their friends because of practice and always being too busy even on the weekends. Yet many seniors found ways to have time for the ones who supported them the most and believed in and pushed them to be the best players they could be.

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Parker Kinney
Parker Kinney is a senior at Arlington High School. He is a 4 year varsity Football Player and competes in Track and Field. He is a writer in journalism two. He plans to go into the union as an electrician after graduating.

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