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Seniors light the night

The annual Senior Night at varsity football game with students dressed in togas.

   Vines, gold necklaces, and white sheets litter the stands on Nov. 3. The annual tradition takes place as seniors dress up in togas for the last home football game of the season. Senior night holds many important events such as senior football players celebrating their last year on the team by walking down the field with their parents. To celebrate the night the student body shows up in togas to honor their last year in the football season.

   Class of ‘24 football players finish their last home game in high school and end with a win. Nick Mallory (‘24) one of the team’s captains, reflects on his last home game. 

   “Senior night is a way to show appreciation to everybody that helped us along the way,”  Mallory said. “We celebrate by trying to play a good game and be on top. It’s upsetting to be our last game but exciting at the same time.”

   Cheering on the crowd, senior cheerleaders also hold traditions for their last home football game by wearing tiaras and sashes. The cheerleaders get recognized down the field along with the senior football players and senior marching band members. Elianna Chalela (‘24), Varsity cheer captain expressed the sentimental value this night had for her. 

   “It’s more bittersweet, seeing what I accomplished and grew into after four years but also sad that I’m about to go to college now and never cheer at a Mitchell game again,”Chalela said. 

The Marching Band held some traditions that night for their senior players. Mothers of some of the students create corsages for the seniors. The band members also got the privilege to walk down the field with their parents for their last senior home game. Lance Ruiz (‘24) , section leader, walked down the field with her parents and reflected on the night.

   “It was pretty sentimental walking with my parents and thinking about all the years I put into band. Especially since it was our last home game performance, I was pretty sad doing the show and all our transitions of dancing and playing the alma later,” Ruiz said. 

   Finishing the night off the football team took a win with 42-12 against Wesley Chapel high school. And seniors will turn to their next senior tradition in the new season. 

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