Falcon Spirit Soars at Homecoming

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Spirit soared as students, staff and guests celebrated Locust Valley High School’s Homecoming. The skies were blue and the sun was shining on Sept. 25, as the day began with the Homecoming parade. Vehicles trailing floats made by each grade drove through Bayville and Locust Valley, sharing their school spirit and pride with the community. Other cars joined the parade with banners, green garland and spirited students on board.

The high school’s Athletic Council not only organized the Homecoming festivities, with a Hollywood theme, but they spearheaded Spirit Week, which helped build the momentum leading up to the big day. Theme days included monochrome Monday, tropical character day, Hollywood day and, of course, go green day! The most spirited student awards went to freshmen Holly Ward and Ryan Roberts, sophomores Jenna Linden and Mary Fitzgerald, juniors Oliva Del Tatto and Louis Singe and seniors Amber Linden and Mike Veteri. Science teacher Veronica Ciampi took the prize for most spirited faculty member and the world languages teachers won for most spirited department.

The Athletic Council presented awards for the most spirited staff members and students during the Sept. 24 pep rally, at which varsity athletes were celebrated. Locust Valley Middle School also held a pep rally on Sept. 23, celebrating the middle school athletes and pumping up the spirit for Homecoming.

The Falcon Faithful fans were out in full force to cheer on the varsity football team. The Homecoming floats lined the south end zone as the Falcons played with pride against a talented East Rockaway team. Although the Falcons fell to the Rocks, the day was a winner, bringing the community together to celebrate.

Halftime performances by the cheerleaders, kickline and pep band not only highlighted student talent, but also revved up the energy for the second half of the football game. Homecoming court was announced with juniors Giovanni Allocca, Olivia Del Tatto and Emma Ginsberg receiving sashes. Seniors Brett Dalis, Julia Perrin and Gia Villella were the senior Homecoming court winners. The award for best Homecoming banner went to the cross-country team, with kickline and field hockey following with second and third place respectively. The Class of 2022 won for the best Homecoming float and the most spirited grade.

The collective energy of all the students and staff contributed to a successful Spirit Week and Homecoming, helping us all to feel proud to be Falcons!