Senior night is a tradition in every sport celebrating the seniors on the team as they are approaching their last season in the sport. The ceremonies typically take place on the last home game of the season.
Junior Hailie Ortega is a varsity cheerleader who witnessed the entire ceremony for football. “Each senior had the spotlight as they walked down the aisle with their family. Their name was said and the college they planned on attending,” Ortega said. Every senior was allowed to have a moment for themselves and announce their plans for the future.
Ortega believes the ceremonies could be improved by, “Adding more to represent them, instead of just having them walk for a short period of time.”
Sophomore Jonathan Reyes was in the audience during the ceremony. Reyes was pleased with the celebration. He said, “The ceremony was very heartfelt.” Although he thought it was a successful night, he believed there was still room for improvement.
“There wasn’t enough information on the seniors and their time here at Serra, and the football team.” Senior Night would have been more enjoyable to him if the seniors were able to describe their experience and what it was like to be part of the football team.
Junior Yalin Antunez had nothing but positive responses for this year’s senior night. “I thought the theme was good, it brought a lot of hype.” She felt a positive impact of the celebration on the audience and players.
“I was so amazed by the ceremony I don’t know how they could make it better,” added Antunez.
Senior Robert “Texas” Daniels is on the football team and was part of the celebration. “I’ve been waiting for Senior Night since freshman year and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed seeing everyone in the crowd when I was walking out of the tunnel.” Daniels was joyful with his experience of senior night. However, he added, “I think we needed more of a crowd,” He thinks senior night could have been advertised better, possibly getting more people to come watch the commemoration.
Senior night is an opportunity to honor the seniors on the team. They are wished well in their future as they live their sport behind.