Gymnastics Senior Night
Davidson held the Hilliard gymnastics Senior Night against Teays Valley on February 13th. Darby had a generous amount of student supporters that came out to see the two seniors on the team, Reema Ayesh and Hailey Hacker. Both gymnastics have been apart of the program for all four years and both intend to go to Columbus State in the fall.
Hacker has always been an essential part of the team because of her great skills on floor and her high energy which help keeps the team going. When she goes to Columbus State, Hacker plans to study Early Childhood Education and then transfer to Capital University to continue her studies.
On bars Hacker preformed a flawless back hip circle, which is where the gymnast circles 360° around the bar. Another highlight of the night was her floor routine. She has always excelled in floor with her back layouts and perfect 180° split leaps.
Hacker will miss her teachers and her close bonds with her friends the most, but she’ll still have the great memories. Hacker talked about some of her favorite gymnastics moments over the past four years..
“My favorite memory is all the team bonding and dancing and singing on the bus going to the meets,” Hacker says, “Also how close the seniors are this year.”
Ayesh is also another very important member of the team because of her great outgoing personality and her endless jokes that keeps everyone’s spirits up. She also plans to attend Columbus State and study High School Math Education, and then transfer to The Ohio State University.
On Senior Night, Ayesh had a stress fracture in her ankle, but was still able to executed a stunning front handspring onto the vault. She was also still able to perform an amazing floor routine with her signature end pose. She will also miss all of the her friends and teachers at the school but will not forget the time the seniors pranked the team.
“My favorite gymnastics memory is when all the seniors got together to plan a team bonding and we decided to prank them,” Ayesh said, “I will also never forget senior night.”
The night ended in of tears of joy with Darby winning the whole meet, which keeps them undefeated in the conference, giving Ayesh and Hacker a senior night to remember. We wish the seniors the best of luck in college.