Sea of Ram Pride at Homecoming

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Students, school administrators and community members were filled with Ram pride as they gathered under overcast skies for West Hempstead’s homecoming on Oct. 8.

Kicking off the festivities was the annual parade that started at Chestnut Street School, led by members of the Board of Education and central administration. Behind them, homecoming king Dario Perciballi and queen Ashley Alongi waved to the crowd as the marching band, cheerleaders, students and principals followed with school banners. Keeping with tradition, every West Hempstead High School class created a homecoming banner representing their student body. The Class of 2017 reigned supreme with their “Send It Back Seniors” design.

After the parade, members of the community were invited to play carnival games, win prizes, have their faces painted, and enjoy cotton candy and refreshments at the high school. Spectators entering the football field were encouraged to donate nonperishable items and toiletries to the high school Key Club’s “Stuff the Bus” food drive. All donations will be distributed to local families during the holiday season.      

As for the game, the Rams were defeated by the Malverne Mules, 37-7. Timmy Shanley scored the first points of the game with a 10-yard run. At halftime, the cheerleaders – consisting of varsity, junior varsity, middle school and elementary school students – pumped up the crowd alongside the marching band with a spectacular performance.  

For more photos visit the photo albums on the high school webpage.