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Senior Night Swim Off

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On April 4, the Girls Water Polo team had taken the evening to represent and appreciate their seniors. Along with a great win that night they also had gifts, speeches, and other festivities as representation of their seniors.

Girls Water Polo senior night is an important event that honors the hard work, dedication, and achievements of the senior players on the team. The night is a special occasion for the seniors to be recognized for their commitment to the sport and their leadership both on and off the field. 

The seniors this season were Lillian Martin (myself), Savannah Storr, Weronika Urbanek, and Magdalena Tomaszewski. All four girls had posters made by members of the team and coaches. 

The theme of the night was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and along with the posters had many decorations and custom costume pieces to go along with the theme. There were handmade turtle shells and weapons along with purchased masks for each turtle. 

Juniors on the Water Polo team coordinated the senior night and spent all of spring break working hard on the decorations and gifts for the event.

Taft junior Luna Lopez stated, “We had to get very creative for the costumes due to budget constraints but we made it work and had gotten everything done in time. For the turtle shells we used big aluminum cooking tubs and painted them to match each turtle.”

The team had a victorious win during their senior night and it was a great game to watch and experience. 

During senior night, the seniors were honored with a special ceremony after the game where they were recognized individually for their accomplishments and contributions to the team. This included speeches, presentations, and gifts to commemorate their time on the team.

On top of that Principal Mark Grishaber showed up to support the seniors and the team. He even brought eagle keychains to give to those who had scored goals during the game. 

Taft Senior Weronika Urbanek said, “The gifts were beautiful and amazing and members of the team put lots of thought and effort into senior night. We really felt the closeness and bond that we have as a team. It felt like family and members of the tem even cried and choked up while giving and receiving speeches.” 

It was a time for the team, coaches, and fans to come together to celebrate the contributions of the seniors and show their appreciation for all that they have done for the program.

Coach Nicole Wiktor, a Science teacher here at Taft said, “The senior night was a bittersweet moment for the seniors as they said goodbye to their teammates and the sport that has been a significant part of their high school experience. It is a time for the seniors to be proud of all that they have accomplished during their time on the team and to look forward to their future endeavors.” 

The event serves as a reminder of the lasting impact that sports can have on individuals and the sense of camaraderie and community that comes from being part of a team.

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