By Julia Galdamez
Every sports season at Whetstone has a night to honor the seniors who dedicate time and effort to a sport. All in one night, our seniors on drill team, cheerleading, cross country, marching band, and our beloved football team are walked out onto the football field with an escort and are recognized for their hard work on and off the field.
Noah Minor has been a part of Whetstone’s athletic program for all four years of high school. He has been involved with sports such as baseball and football. He had some mixed emotions about his last high school football game against Whetstone’s rival, the Centennial Stars. Noah said he was “excited, but sad because it’s my last game.” It was his last night under the stadium lights playing with the team who he has grown close with over his last four years of playing.
Emily Flanagan has also been a part of Whetstone’s athletic department for all four years of attending Whetstone in sports such as softball, cheerleading, and drill team. Even though she will miss spending Friday nights with the ladies, she is excited to have spent such a long season with the best team she could ask for!
Emily Flanagan, along with her fellow drill team seniors, graced us all by dancing at halftime with a solo dance! Coach Rivera of the drill team showered her girls with gifts before the game to honor their hard work during the season.
It was a very important night for seniors, but it was a very memorable moment for coaches as well. Coach Lisi of the football team has been a part of Whetstone’s football coaching staff for 19 years, and is the co-defensive coordinator. Coach Lisi enjoys coaching the team, even though “sometimes you want to punch them in the head.” Lisi says that the saddest part of coaching is “watching people leave you.”
Emily Flanagan plans on going to college at Mount Carmel in the fall of 2016 to become a nurse practitioner. She plans on attending med school after leaving Mount Carmel. Good Luck Emily! Noah Minor plans on attending Hocking College in the fall of 2016- good luck Noah!
This is a special time for our seniors. Most have worked hard all four years of high school, and who doesn’t love to get recognized for contributing to our school in a positive way? Congrats and good luck to all of our hardworking seniors!