Senior Night celebrates the graduating class

On the last football game of the year, Fri. Oct. 29, the seniors on different teams were honored for their hard work over the years of their highschool careers. The seniors got to walk out on the football field with their families, and were acknowledged by everyone in the stands. They were also celebrated with gifts, some seniors getting sashes and crowns. The night was one to be remembered, with the honoring of the Football, Dance, Cheer, and Sparkles teams.



Make Memories- Some of the senior’s biggest fans and supporters are their families, who were present at the game on Senior Night to be with their loved ones. Caitlin O’Keefe, senior, loved the opportunity to be with all of her friends and family. “It was so much fun to spend the night with the other seniors on the team and my family,” O’Keefe said.



Win!- The night is very special to students because it is also the last football game of their high school career. Mason Tucker, senior, was proud of himself and his team’s performance. “I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out, it was one of the most fun games I’ve ever played, and to top it all off we won. Last Friday is a night I will remember for the rest of my life,” Tucker said.



Gifted- Besides being celebrated by their fellow classmates and fans, the seniors also got special gifts. Ellie Champlin, senior, enjoyed the special recognition her team got. “For me, I was celebrated as a senior with a flower crown, sash, and a special walkout with my family. Dance is celebrated with similar gifts as well, and it was really special to see all of us seniors walk out on the field for a final time with our families,” Champlin said.



Dance the night away- The NPHS Dance team was celebrated on Senior Night, and even gave a performance for the audience at the football game. Jane Saylors, senior, thought of the night as magical. “My favorite part about senior night was getting to spend it with my best friends and teammates who have been on the dance team with me throughout high school and getting to share that special night with the people I love,” Saylors said.



Get Excited!- The seniors got their last football game with the Panther Pit, which was even more electrified than normal for the last game of the year. Layla Champlin, senior, loves the energy and uses it in her cheers. “Cheering in front of the Panther Pit is always really exciting because it’s really fun to throw cool stunts and get the crowd excited,” Champlin said.