Wantagh Channel Surfs into Homecoming

Grace Anne McKenna, Editor in Chief

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Floats on Wantagh Avenue, band music chiming in the streets, the homecoming court waving to the crowd, football players suiting up — it’s Homecoming again in Wantagh.

The theme for this year’s homecoming parade floats was TV channels. Each class chose a channel that they would base their float off of. Freshmen came as Animal Planet, sophomores chose Disney Channel, juniors were Food Network and seniors chose Nickelodeon. Juniors took 1st place, seniors took 2nd, sophomores took 3rd and freshmen took 4th.

Parade marchers consisted of the marching band, cheerleaders, dancers, homecoming court, floats, administrators and board of education trustees. Michael Cucci, grand marshal, was recognized for his 18 years of service to the board.

Homecoming King and Queen nominees were elected by the senior class and narrowed down to a court announced at Pep Rally. Court members included Logan Von Runnen, Mike Henig, Nick Cerasi, Katie Gifford, Kyleigh Watson and Savannah Palas. Homecoming King and Queen were announced at the game during halftime. Both Logan Von Runnen and Kyleigh Watson took home the crowns.

Pep Rally was a blast this year. Teams decked out with uniforms and decorated t-shirts. The G.O. Club presidents announced the event. Each team and their captains were announced as they ran onto the field through a row of cheerleaders. Finally, the varsity football team was called onto the turf as everyone cheered. The dance team, marching band and cheerleaders put on performances. The band featured Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s 1985 hit song, “Conga”.

Wantagh hosted its homecoming game against the Bethpage Eagles Saturday, September 16. Before the game, the players and coaches were honored by Steve Rhoads, Nassau County Legislator, for last year’s title run. The first touchdown was lost to the Eagles, but made up for later in the game. Going into halftime with a 3 point lead, the Warriors brought the game to a close with a final score of 24-14. The crowd was ecstatic and Wantagh pride radiated off the black and yellow bleachers.

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