Basketball and Dance Seniors Honored On Senior Night

February 3, 2017


Photo Credit: Emily Hoerbelt/ Achona Online

Four seniors from the basketball team and seven seniors from the dance team were celebrated during senior night.

Every year the senior members of Academy Varsity sports are honored at their senior night at the last regular season home game. This past Friday, the seniors of the basketball team and Jaguarettes dance team were recognized during their game against River Ridge High School.
Basketball seniors Devin Folkman, Jessica Galvis, Domenica Howard, and Alyssa Muir were recognized before the game with flowers and a few special words from their junior teammates.

The underclassmen on the basketball team hung up posters and decorations all around the gym for the seniors. Credit: Devin Folkman/Achona Online

Folkman said, “I love how Lindsey Perez mentioned how I helped her through a tough time before the season started because it reminds me on how far we have come as a team and all the memories made along the way.”

Muir said, “I loved Kayla’s speech because it was so personal and it made us both emotional and it was special because she is one of my best friends.” Credit: Alyssa Muir/Achona Online

Jaguarette seniors Sarah Ercia, Danielle Gutierrez, Emily Hoerbelt, Alessandra Nies, Rachel Tata, Tessa Vaughn, and Allison Wehle were recognized during halftime with flowers, a gift, and a speech given by Junior Abigail Rodriguez recalling how special the seniors are to the team.

The seniors loved the thought and effort each junior put into their speeches and realized how much they will be missed next year. Credit: Emily Hoerbelt/Achona Online

Wehle said, “My favorite part of the night was when I was walking out on the court and met my parents and sister half way. I could never have done anything without the support of my family and I am forever grateful for the love and guidance they give me.”

After the game, the basketball team had their own after party with food, cake, and special gifts for the seniors.

Folkman said, “After the game the coaching staff and team’s family members all came to my house to open gifts from the rest of the team and watch a slideshow of pictures from the senior’s basketball career.” Credit: Alyssa Muir/ Achona Online

To wrap up the night, each junior on the dance team gave the seniors their own individual speeches recalling past memories, how much they will be missed next year, and how much they mean to them.

Many happy tears were shed at the end of senior night for the Jaguarettes. Credit: Emily Hoerbelt/ Achona Online

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