Emily Blevins, News Editor

We are growing closer and closer to the end of the 2016-2017 school year with every passing day. As we do so, there are several events that are coming and going as well. One of these kinds of events in specific is our school’s senior nights.

As a current senior, I have really grown to appreciate senior nights this school year. As most people know, they are typically the last home games, performances, etc. of an extracurricular activity. On average, the people who put them on will usually do something special for that group’s seniors to highlight one of their last times doing what they love here at Heritage. I was actually able to participate in a senior night a few months ago for the basketball season because my friend and I were managers for the boys’ team, and simply being a part of it helped me gain an even better understanding of what the significance is to even have this sort of night. Not only have I been involved in a recent senior night, but I have also been able to go to friends’ senior nights. Because of this I have learned that each senior night is different, some are very short and sweet while others are more elaborate, yet they all manage to shed some light on another important “last” for their seniors. I think that whether you participate in sports and other extracurricular activities or not, if you know someone who will be a part of a senior night you should try to attend. Some of these upcoming nights include this Thursday, April 13 for track and April 20 for boys and girls soccer. I know that it is not necessarily common for friends to go to all of each other’s after-school activities, so making the time to go to someone’s senior night can be a really awesome thing. If you get the chance to go, I would definitely recommend doing so to show your support in one of our seniors’ last shining moments.