Shining Star Senior Night: Aiyana Henderson and Danner Maves

SPOKANE, Wash. — All of our local high school senior athletes are all too familiar with uncertainty right now, as 2020 will forever be a “what-if” season. We’re making sure they still get recognition for all the years of their hard work, by featuring different seniors every night on 4 News Now.

 

Aiyana Henderson: A great student, a great athlete for the Ferris Saxon’s volleyball and track and field teams, but above all she’s a fighter. As a junior, she became very ill and was eventually diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She had to undergo treatment, and find a different way to get back into working out. It took her awhile, but she wouldn’t let that disease stop her. She gained her strength back and is now stronger and healthier than ever. Aiyana was excited to finish out her senior year in track, throwing the discus and trying out something new, but won’t be able to. You can tell those who nominated her care so much about Aiyana, saying she’s as beautiful and strong on the inside as she is on the outside.

Danner Maves: The senior from Pomeroy is an honor student, maintaining above a 3.5 GPA while playing football, basketball and baseball all four years for the pirates. Maves is a polite kid, and always knows the right thing to do, he’s always willing to jump in and help teammates or class mates. He’s described as a quiet leader, but one that would never leave anyone behind. He’ll have to leave this 2020 baseball season behind as his final year to compete with his friends, but he will play NAIA baseball at blue mountain college next year, giving us all a reason to root for the toppers.