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Senior Night for Johnson's Boys Basketball and Cheerleaders in Clark

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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior basketball players George Visconti, Joe DiProfio, Jeff Drajin and Ross Wildes, along with senior managers Juliana Venezio and Kayla Dias. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Emily DeLima with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Chloe Hessler with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Shannon Lavan with her parents during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Kelsey Marques with her parents during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Adrianna Palmucci with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Athena Petronella with her aunt during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Marissa Petronella with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Amanda Pratt with her mother, stepfather and younger sister during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Samantha Tavares with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior cheerleader Gina Telesco with her family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior basketball player Ross Wildes pictured with his family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior basketball player Jeff Drajin pictured with his family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior basketball player Joe DiProfio pictured with his family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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Arthur L. Johnson High School senior basketball player George Visconti pictured with his family during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
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CLARK, NJ - Prior to the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity basketball  game Tuesday the senior players and senior cheerleaders were honored for their hard work and dedication to their programs.

The senior basketball players honored were George Visconti, Joe DiProfio, Jeff Drajin and Ross Wildes.  Senior managers Juliana Venezio and Kayla Dias were also recognized during the ceremony.

“You look at the growth and how much better they’ve gotten year-in and year-out and how hard they played for you,” Johnson head coach Dave Kennedy said. “When you get guys who play hard, that’s the tall tale and the compliment for a coach.”

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The players were each recognized with their families on the court.   Several shared their thoughts about being a part of this team. 

“I’ve got to be honest, it means so much to me,” Drajin said. “I look back on these four years and especially this senior year, which has been my best thus far. I love this team, I love playing for my coach and I love playing with these guys.”

One shared his love for the team and his enthusiasm for the sport.

 “To me, it’s been everything,” DiProfio said of his career with the boys varsity basketball program. “I love the guys on the team, especially being good all four years. It’s my favorite sport; I have a passion for it. I couldn’t have asked to spend it any better.”

Senior cheerleaders were also recognized  at the game including Emily DeLima, Chloe Hessler, Shannon Lavan, Kelsey Marques, Adriana Palmucci, Athena Petronella, Marissa Petronella, Amanda Pratt, Samantha Tavares and Gina Telesco.

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