The Senior Season

The final goodbye for our class of 2022 fall athletes.

I never really realized it until I came to Norwalk High what it meant to live in Norwalk.

— Lexi Butler

What does it mean to be a senior? What does your last sports season mean to you?

The fall sports season has come to an end, and we interviewed seniors from the 2021 fall teams with different questions about their experience being part of a fall sport, being a Norwalk High School Bear, and their experiences on and off the field from the last four years.

When asked what being a Norwalk High Bear meant to her, Lexi Butler said, “Being a Norwalk High bear gives me a lot of pride, a lot of pride for my town, for my school, for the other athletes, for basically kind of everyone in Norwalk. I never really realized it until I came to Norwalk High what it meant to live in Norwalk, and it’s kind of like an accomplishment playing for our school, and representing our town.”

Football senior, AJ Monteiro, said one of his favorite memories was hopefully his upcoming game against cross town rival Brien McMahon, and “Just in years past, going and sitting on the sideline, watching the older guys take on their cross town rivals, has always been something really special.” As a Norwalk High Bear, we take pride in our teams, our school, and our community.

This season for most sports was an emotional ending, especially to the seniors who will most likely not be playing their sport ever again. Four years, over a thousand hours, and countless memories leave these seniors reminiscent about their high school career.