Seniors recognized for dedication, loyalty to swim program

Aquakats swim team celebrates senior night


photo or infographic by Blaine Eckert

ONE LAST HURRAH. During senior night, seniors Lainey Osborn, Brooks Cesan, and Peyton Sewell get together to share a memory with each other. The three were recognized for their dedication to Aquakats and much more.

As the seniors walk across the bulkhead, the audience claps and cheers for their dedication and sacrifices they made to prepare for the next meet. All of the long and gruesome practices, the constant smell of chlorinated water, the wins and the losses all led up to this moment, senior night has arrived.

On Thursday, December 8, the Aquakats traveled to the Montgomery ISD Natatorium to compete against the Lake Creek Lions and the Montgomery Bears. Before the meet took place, the team gath

WALKING DOWN THE AISLE. With his family at his side, senior Peyton Sewell is congratulated by his teammates. Sewell has helped break many team records during his time with Aquakats.

ered together to honor the seniors for their time and dedication to the program.

“It is good knowing that I can represent our school my senior year,” senior Peyton Sewell said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to go to regionals after district and represent our school well.”

Being a part of a sports program that is constantly working to improve around the clock is an important part of senior recognition due to the attention required.

“It’s fun to be recognized for being part of an event for all four years of high school,” senior Lainey Osborn said. “There was a lot of hard work in fitting before and after school practices into my schedule.”

Within four years, there are bound to be some bad days, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF. Walking down a path that the teammates formed, senior Brooks Cesan and his family smile as the team shows support. Cesan has been a part of Aquakats since his freshman year and has helped break many school relay records.

“We all have good days and eventually we have some bad days,” senior Brooks Cesan said. “Despite all that, I never gave up no matter what happened.”

Balancing academics, swim practice, meets and other extracurricular activities all four years is another reason the seniors were cheered on as they walked down the pool deck.

“Being dedicated to multiple activities is not an easy task,” Osborn said. “Especially when you are a part of those clubs and activities all four years of your high school experience.”