School Pride Shines During Homecoming Celebrations

Homecoming Celebrations Pic

It was a weekend full of festivities as the district celebrated its homecoming on Oct. 7. Starting with a pep rally at the Senior High School on Oct. 6 and ending with a homecoming dance on the evening of Oct. 7, the district and community came together to show their West Babylon pride.

The homecoming parade kicked off the events on Saturday, beginning in the business sector of Little East Neck Road and marching down to the Junior High School’s turf field. The parade featured a class float done collectively as a school this year, as well as clubs and organizations, elementary school students and administrators, sports teams and members of the homecoming court.

Prior to the game, senior athletes from the football and cheerleading teams, along with their parents, took to the field to be recognized by the crowd. The marching band performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” before the Eagles took on the Kings Park Kingsmen. The Eagles scored a touchdown in the first minute of the game, giving them an early lead. West Babylon used that momentum and dominated for the rest of the game, defeating Kings Park 34-21. The halftime show featured performances by the marching band and varsity cheerleaders. 

Following the game, the homecoming dance welcomed more than 650 students. Baylee Napolitano and Marc Esposito were crowned the homecoming queen and king, respectively.