A vibrant spring afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh High School’s annual Homecoming game and senior day, held on April 10 against the West Hempstead Rams.
Fun-filled activities started with decorated high school hallways and a Friday afternoon virtual pep rally, during which the district celebrated its sports teams, musicians, club members and community supporters.
Guidelines restricted the number of persons who could fill the stands to two guests per athlete, musician, dance team member and cheerleader. In order to accommodate the number of seniors who requested to attend their final homecoming, many parents gave up their tickets to make this special day happen, Superintendent of Schools John McNamara said. Seniors, therefore, were provided seating at the two goal post sections on either side of the field to watch the game and cheer on their team.
During the halftime show, the varsity cheerleaders motivated the already upbeat fans and the marching band and dance team gave a flawless performance of tune favorites like Eddie Van Halen’s “Jump” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Seniors Robert Spiteri and Helen Ibrahim were then crowned king and queen to the delight of spectators, with Makenna Boutin and Christopher Murale as first runners-up and Noah Gabe and Kassidy Samaroo as second runners-up.
The Warriors lived up to their reputation and name, claiming a 37-6 victory against the Rams.
—Provided by the Wantagh School District. Compiled by Brian Stieglitz.