Bethpage Shines at Homecoming

Bethpage Shines at Homecoming photo

A sun-filled day set the perfect stage for the district to host homecoming on Sep. 29, and was highlighted by a victory against Floral Park for the varsity football team.

The day started as members of the community lined Stewart Avenue for the annual parade. A Bethpage fire department truck led the march as local organizations and student representatives from each class as well as the band, cheerleaders and kickline team drew energy from those in attendance. This year’s homecoming king and queen, Alex Kavazis and Amanda Imbriale, waved to the crowd as the last part of the procession.

Former Superintendent of Schools Terry Clark drove in a golf cart with Director of Athletics John Franchi during the parade to greet those lining the streets. Meanwhile, current Superintendent of Schools David Schneider marched alongside high school principal Nicholas Jantz ahead of the class floats. 

Following the parade were class skits in the front of the high school. This year’s themes included “Toy Story Seniors,” “Jingle Bell Juniors,” “Storytime Sophomores,” and “Fifties Freshmen” as the grades performed next to their decorated floats. The band continued to play as attendees made their way to the athletic complex prior to the start of the game. 

The Golden Eagles varsity football team claimed a 15-7 win against Floral Park to put a cap on the day’s festivities. In addition to enjoying the outcome of the game, fans at the athletic complex were treated to halftime performances by the marching band, the kickline team and the cheerleading squad before the football team posted a shutout in the second half towards the triumph.