by staff writer, Jordyn Stanley
Village held its 2017 Spring Senior Night and said farewell by showing thanks for all the hard work athletes put into the season. Every senior had their own poster in the gym with name and number, created by the Village Sports Marketing class.
“It is sad to see all the people I have gone to school with my whole life finally graduate and leave village but I’m proud of them all and hope they all enjoy college and stay out of trouble!” Zach Sutton said.
The girls senior night was held first. Each senior on the team walked out with a parent and received flowers while everyone cheered and clapped.
“I felt so honored to be on a team with great teammates and a loving coach, I might be leaving but I will never forget all the amazing times I had at Village on and off the court, “Trinity Packer said.
Before the start of the boys game, each senior walked out on the court with a loved one. One at a time, they received a basketball signed by all their teammates which rested in a glass box as a keepsake.
“Senior night was something I will never forget that I got to spend with my boys. I’m sad to leave Village but I can’t wait to see what the future hold(s) for me and all my friends,” senior, Jordan Ratliffe said.
In addition to the recognition of basketball players, there was one senior cheerleader, Madison Long. Excited and grateful for the 14 years spent at Village, Long has been waiting for this moment since she was young. She will miss Village but couldn’t be more happy to turn to the next chapter in her life.
“I didn’t mind being the only senior cheerleader, it has been a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I just can’t wait to see what God has in store for me, ” Long said.