The Locust Valley Falcons celebrated victory at homecoming on Nov. 1, defeating Malverne 35-8, and will now host the first round of the Nassau County playoffs at home on Friday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Energy was high for the homecoming game as Friday’s pep rally and Saturday’s pre-game festivities raised spirits and put everyone in the mood for a win. Cheerleaders and kickline team members performed in the gymnasium following a celebration for senior athletes and their parents.
In their first-ever homecoming competition, the freshman class won the spirit award and took first place in the float competition. The varsity volleyball team won the banner award. Students throughout the high school and middle school dressed for various theme days leading up to homecoming, which celebrated the nation with the theme “Falcons Honoring America.” Floats depicted American flags, soldiers and the LV Falcon, and incorporated the required symbol of the homecoming opponent.
Seniors Joe Tancredi and Annie Degnan were crowned homecoming king and queen, to loud applause and cheering from the crowd. Rounding out the homecoming court as princes and princesses were juniors Kevin Spence and Kyla Butler, sophomores Jeremyer Medina and Noelle Pflaumer, and freshmen Neil Noviello and Caroline Mangan.
Homecoming was the culmination of two weeks of activities, including Red Ribbon Week, organized by the high school’s SADD Club; and Spirit Week, organized by the high school’s Athletic Council. SADD Club members welcomed students to school during the week by decorating the inside and outside of the building with bright red bows. Red ribbons were handed out to students and staff, instilling a sense of community. A guest speaker shared advice on making good decisions, a bake sale raised funds for SADD, and the entire school population wore red one day in support of Red Ribbon Week.
Athletic Council co-advisors Doreen Kobus and Carolyn Collins worked tirelessly to make sure homecoming and all of the surrounding events were a success. Assisted by the Athletic Council’s student members, they organized Spirit Week to build up spirit leading to homecoming. Each day of the celebratory week, including Disney Day, Honoring America Day, Go Green Day, Neon Day and Armed Forces Day, helped bring students together as they dressed according to the daily theme. The pep rally was the final event that pumped up spirit.
Community members were invited to homecoming to cheer the Falcons on to victory – and clearly, the big win is proof that Locust Valley’s spirit and community pride provide support to the Falcons!
Congratulations to the Falcons and their coaches on an incredible season. The spirit and support will continue through the playoffs.
Check out all the photos -the spirit is contagious!
Middle School Pep Rally
High School Pep Rally