Girls volleyball team holds 2019 senior night

Leila Rydell, Aly Scott, and Karlye DeCastro-Hull-Disch

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While the girls cheered her on, Brianna Syphommarath walked out with her mother and father for senior night. “Senior night was sentimental because I played all four years and it was one of my last games, playing my favorite sport with my favorite people,” Syphommarath commented.

With big smiles, Jennifer Martinez, along with her mother and brother, walk out for senior night. Jenny has played volleyball all four years she’s been at East. “It was crazy to see it end so fast and it was a night to remember,” Martinez commented.

Karlye DeCastro-Hull-Dish walking out with her family, and Brittany Glidden, a teacher at East, is also walking alongside Karlye, as she is her role model. “Senior night was a special night for me because it was my first senior night in my family ever and I got the opportunity to walk with my mom, my nana, my dad, and Mrs.Glidden. It was an emotional experience,” DeCastro-Hull-Disch commented.

Ma Aye Mu walking out with her sister and friend for senior night. Mu spent her last volleyball season for East as the senior setter. “I had so much fun playing with all these wonderful girls on the team, and I feel a lot closer to them this year. Senior night was an emotional and beautiful night for me and all the other seniors. I also feel very grateful towards the coaches, the fans and families for all the support they gave us,” Mu commented.

Kerrigan Turek walking out with her mother and father for senior night. Not only is Turek one of the captains of the volleyball team, she is also president of the class of 2020. “Being surrounded by my friends and family and feeling the warmth and love that was radiating from every individual in the gym that night made it very special to me. Mostly, seeing my mom, dad, and coaches cry made me realize how fortunate I am to have such amazing and caring people in my life,” Turek commented.

It was an emotional start for Kabrea Jamerson walking out with her mother and godfather for senior night. Jamerson played volleyball her freshman year, and after coaches trying to convince her to come back for two years, she finally came back for her final season. “Senior night, I came back and dominated,” Jamerson commented. 

Coach Samantha Jumbeck gives one of her senior’s, Brianna Syphommarath, a rose at Bri’s final home volleyball game for East. Bri played for varsity under Sam for her third and final year this year. “I’ve known them (the seniors) their whole time here. I was a student here not too long ago, and watched them come in as I was leaving.” To all her seniors Sam says, “After, just strive to be the best person you can be, and I am wholeheartedly proud of how far they’ve come.”

These are posters made for all the senior girls that have pictures of them from throughout the season. The rest of the girls on varsity, that are not seniors, got to choose a girl and then made them this poster and a basket full of goodies.