Dalee Barrick, Editor
Members of the community, as well as family and friends attended the festivities to honor senior basketball players, members of the power-lifting team and managers. For many, the night was an emotional rollercoaster.
“I was overcome with emotion,” senior mom Jennifer Cathey said. “Seeing how grown-up Sage has become makes Scott and I extremely proud we are his parents. To top it off, we were given the honor to stand in for La’Quaras Augustine’s parents and, we are also very proud of him.”
Family and friends were not the only ones overjoyed for the class.
“Watching the seniors and their parents at senior night made me very proud,” WHS math teacher and senior sponsor Ann Hodges said. “It speaks highly of this group of kids who are in so many activities. The number of seniors being recognized was
almost overwhelming for a school this size, and didn’t even include the thirteen senior band students who played the National Anthem before the game. I am so pleased with the Class of 2017. I look forward to hearing of their future successes.”
Senior Night is always an emotional time for those soon to graduate.
“On one hand, it is exciting to start a new chapter of my life, but on the other hand, I am sad that this chapter of my life is coming to a close,” senior basketball manager Destiny Zinn said. “Most of my classmates have grown up together and just the thought of not seeing each other every day is sad.”
Since it was the senior basketball players’ last home game at WHS, it was especially hard on them.
“Considering I have had difficulties with my shoulder, I have been unable to play for a majority of the basketball season,” Senior Basketball Player Logan Bernard said. “Being able to finally suit-up and play as a starter on Tuesday night was a big deal to me.”
The Lady Eagles were victorious over the Lady Bearcats, 43–26. Senior Alyssa Masoner was the leading scorer with 14 points.
In the boys’ game, the lead changed numerous times; however, at the end of the game the Bearcats were on top, 50–47. Senior Tanner Faucett led the team with 19 points.
The boys’ team plays on Fri., Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m. A win allows them to advance to the finals on Sat., Feb. 11th.
After receiving a bye for the first round of play, the girls’ team automatically advances to the finals on Sat., Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.