Senior Day, a way for underclassmen to say thanks

October 27, 2012 — by Sudeep Raj and Arman Vaziri

To most people who watched the girls’ water polo game at home on Oct. 25, it may have been just another game, but for the seniors, it was the last time they would play at home.

To most people who watched the girls’ water polo game at home on Oct. 25, it may have been just another game, but for the seniors, it was the last time they would play at home.

“Senior day is a really good opportunity for underclassmen to work together and make a special day for our seniors,” sophomore Madison Gress said.

For the last home games or meets of every season, the team’s juniors, sophomores and freshmen celebrate their seniors in different ways.

“The seniors have been here for four years now and it’s going to be different without them,” Gress said.

Teams have been known to decorate and dress up for the game or meet, but different teams celebrate their seniors in unique ways. For example, seniors on the girls’ cross country team dressed up as candy and the team gave presents to the seniors.

“Senior day was really fun this year and we all really enjoyed having a special day for our seniors,” Gress said.

Before the game, many teams have been known to recognize the seniors either by giving speeches about them or just simply announcing their names.

For example, last year, teacher Erick Rector, announced the senior football players at their last home game as they walked down the field and commended them for their dedication to the game.

Senior Day traditions have been more popular with girls’ teams than boys’ teams. Boys’ teams have been known not to do as much, and in the case of cross country, to do nothing at all.

According to sophomore Jerry Yang, the boys’ cross country team has not decided on doing anything yet.

“We probably should do something, and its just a matter of someone coordinating and taking the initiative,” Yang said. “It’s not like we don’t respect our seniors.”

Regardless of all the presents and decorations, all senior athletes will forever remember their time on the team, especially their last game.

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