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Commending a Seabury Tradition: Senior Night Celebration

Spring athletes celebrate their final season with the Spartans
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Class of 2024 senior Spring athletes

As jacaranda trees on campus begin to blossom, they indicate to the Seabury Hall community that Spring has arrived. With the blooming of these trees also comes the tradition of Spring senior night. 

On April 12, Seabury Hall held its last senior night of the 2023-2024 school year. The Friday night kicked off with the boys volleyball game against Lanai. The stands were packed with students and parents supporting the boys on their last home game of the season. In a close battle, the Spartans pulled out with a 4-1 win over the Pine Lads. The Spartans are currently ranked second in the Maui Interscholastic League and hope to make another state berth this year. 


In addition to boys volleyball, this night celebrated seniors from girls water polo, golf, tennis, track & field, baseball, dance, rodeo, surfing. The Erdman Athletic Center was decorated with hundreds of posters honoring the class of 2024. 

According to Emma Davis, senior captain of the girls water polo team, celebrating senior night “is a great way to conclude the season and remember all of our highlights and favorite moments in the senior video. It’s also nice to have the ability to celebrate your friends and teammates by giving lei to show how much you appreciate them all in one night.” 

Davis, who went out for the second half of the season with an ankle injury, makes note of the senior video which has become a tradition at every Seabury senior night. The video encapsulates highlight reels of each respective sport in addition to a farewell message from each senior. 

Despite falling short this season, Davis said that [her] “favorite part of this season was seeing everyone who tried it out this year for the first time, figure the sport out, and seeing it click for everyone in games.”

Senior Layne Millen ducks through the celebratory tunnel created by students, an annual tradition for every senior night for the recognized athletes.

“Overall I enjoyed the games and sport regardless if we were winning or not,” she said.  

Maile Wong, senior player of Seabury’s golf team, shares similar thoughts about senior night as Davis.

“Celebrating senior night really just brings our class athletes together to commemorate the 4 years of hard work we’ve put in,” Wong said.  

Many of this year’s senior athletes have been participating and competing in their sport at the varsity level since freshman year. An athlete that has exemplified this dedication is Layne Millen, a senior and member of the track & field team. Additionally, Millen has attended Seabury since the sixth grade so she has experienced her fair share of beloved senior nights over her seven years at Seabury. 

“I have been attending senior nights ever since the sixth grade, and finally being the one honored is very surreal in the sense that it felt like it would never come,” said Millen last week.  “Looking up at the walls and seeing the posters with my name on them was honestly strange after years of seeing the now graduated seniors. Also making posters for some of my closest friends is very special and meaningful as well.”

With the 2023-2024 school year coming to an end, this year’s Spring senior night spotlighted the athletic gifts of the class of 2024 in addition to maintaining a beloved Seabury tradition.

Hundreds of posters line the walls of the Erdman Athletic Center on Friday night.
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Tiara Dorn
Tiara Dorn, Staff Writer
Tiara is a senior at Seabury Hall, with a passion for reporting exciting events. She loves to educate herself about what is happening in the world and hopes to capture Seabury’s student life and athletic events through captivating stories.