BY KAYLA GATES
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the cancelation of the 2020 spring sports season. With senior nights suspended, select students are unable to celebrate their success on the fields and courts with their friends and families. However, CCHS is determined to recognize the accomplishments of each and every one of its senior athletes.
While sports taking place during the fall were able to see their seasons to completion, spring sports were not handed the same luxury. The spread of COVID-19 mandated an unexpected conclusion to CCHS athletics in early March. As a result, these sports teams were unable to participate in many of their upcoming celebrations, including senior nights.
Senior night has become a tradition for most high school athletic departments, and CCHS is no exception. Each year, teams dedicate one game of the year to its senior athletes. These students are recognized by their friends, families, coaches and teammates for their accomplishments.
With these events suspended, seniors expressed their disappointment in missing out on this tradition. Many athletes have spent the entirety of their high school careers as members of specific sports teams, awaiting their senior seasons. However, those affected by the senior night cancellations were determined to make the best of the situation under the current circumstances.
Members of the CCHS community have come together to honor the senior athletes of the spring sports season. Parents and coaches have created posters and presentations celebrating the success of these students. Social media posts advertising the accomplishments of senior athletes have allowed these individuals to gain the recognition they have worked so hard to achieve.
While these efforts have generated some attention throughout the community, senior student-athletes will continue to be recognized for the loss of their spring sports season.
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While none of these student-athletes may ever have the opportunity to hear their names called at a formal senior night, they will continue to be recognized for all of their many accomplishments.
Disclaimer: Kyleigh Sprigle is a sports writer for The Lariat. Ethan Silverman is enrolled in the CCHS newspaper class.
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