Senior Night Ceremonies


June 17, 2021

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Cheer Squad Senior Victoria Rapoza was joined by fellow cheerleader Laney Crowe as Rapoza was applauded by the audience in Senior Night ceremonies. Rapoza fondly recalls being named to the Cheer Squad and her cat Tink as her favorite memories and her future plans include learning more and someday working with animals. She especially thanked Tink, her family and her best friends.

DAYTON–Four Dayton-Waitsburg boys basketball players and one DW Cheer Squad cheerleader were applauded by those attending the final home basketball game here June 11, and the four senior boys represented the two Lady Wolfpack seniors in absentia due to a COVID-19 detection on the girls team that resulted in the final two games of the season being canceled.

Girls basketball players were in quarantine following one member of the team testing positive. Rules established when the season was set required any games not played to be canceled in case of a positive COVID-19 test.

Cheer Squad member Victoria Rapoza was honored and announcer Jeff Turner announced that Victoria's favorite memories are of her cat, Tink, and being chosen to be on the cheer squad. Rapoza's future plans are "learning more and someday working with animals." She was thankful for Tink, her cat, her family and her best friends.

Lady Wolfpack seniors Samantha Davis and Sadie Seney were honored as the four senior boys, Wyatt Costello, Mason Finney, Shawn Evans and Colton VanBlaricom held posters and the players' jersies.

Davis's fondest memory of her time playing basketball was "making the deep buzzer beater three to tie the JV game against Prescott last year." She plans to attend WWCC and study Early Childhood Education. Special thanks go to "my coaches for always pushing me to do my best and my family and friends for always boosting my confidence anytime I need them to," she wrote.

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Dayton-Waitsburg's four seniors represented the two senior members of the Lady Wolfpack Basketball Team who were in quarantine following discovery of a positive COVID-19 test by a Wolfpack teammate. From left, Wyatt Costello (22) and Mason Finney (10) represented Lady Wolfpack Senior Sadie Seney with a poster and jersey. Next in line was Shawn Evans (4) and Colton VanBlaricom (2), holding a poster and jersey for Samantha Davis.

Seney's favorite memory was being named "The Unit." She intends to attend WSU to major in Agriculture and Food Business Economics, and she aspires to join her brother in taking over the family farm someday. She thanked her parents for never missing one game "and supporting me in all I do, my coaches for pushing me to better myself, and both boys and girls teams for becoming my family."

Senior Mason Finney was joined by his family on the floor as his favority memories were every year of attending BNB basketball camps or the game-winning shot against LC. He is uncertain about future plans but definitely was thankful for his coaches, teammates, family and God.

Shawn Evans, who plans to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., where he'll play football and study Health Science, loved winning games with his teammates. "I would like to give a special thanks to my coaches, teammates, and family for pushing me to become a better person and a better basketball player," he said.

Colton VanBlaricom's favorite memory was "this entire season," and he plans to attend WWCC. He extended special thanks to Coach Roy and his teammates.

There was no information available for Senior Wyatt Costello.


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