Senior Night Lights: CHS Recognizes the Class of '24
On Friday, October 20th, Columbus High celebrated its seniors as the football team played the Crisp County Cougars. The senior football players, cheerleaders, marching band members, color guard members, as well as the Blue Brigade were recognized.
"I'm gonna miss the bonds created with the girls as well as cheering for our football team," says senior Rya Bell, the Co-Captain of the cheerleading squad along with SJ Carver.
For marching band member Emmanuel Carreno Cruz, the hard work leading up to the games is just as rewarding as performing.
"My favorite memory this year has actually been practicing the drills, like, over and over and actually seeing how the sets actually improve one by one" he reveals.
"My favorite memory from all four years of playing would be when--I want to say it was my freshman or sophomore year--we got the ball literally like three inches off the goal line and we scored that drive...that's my favorite memory," reveals four-year football player Tyranny McGowan.
Even seniors who are newcomers to their recognized teams have still formed close bonds with other students.
"I'm most excited for senior night and getting to celebrate all this year's accomplishments with my team," says first-year color guard member Lana Crawford.
For senior Law Flournoy, the best part of being a Blue Brigade member is "running the flags...at the pep rallies and at the games, running the flags is fun."
Below are the senior members of the groups recognized on Friday.
Cameron Webb Rutherford
Riley Wolfe Rach
Francisco Moreno Godinez