Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
The air is getting cooler, school has been in session for almost a month and a half and autumn is in full swing. It can only mean one thing—homecoming. An American tradition that’s been around just north of a century, it’s a chance for alumni to visit their alma mater and for current underclassmen to sup on heaping amounts of school spirit. As the saying goes, go big or go home, and New Hyde Park Memorial High School has always had a reputation for having some of the more spirited homecoming events on Long Island. Last year, more than 1500 people showed up to take part in the festivities and watch the winning float get picked and have the Homecoming King and Queen be announced at halftime. This year should be no exception. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the parade will kick off with a marching band at 12:30 p.m. on Hillside Boulevard, goes down New High Park Road and culminates with the Gladiators taking on the Pirates at 2 p.m. Given the ongoing excellence of the current NHPMHS squad, North Bellmore’s Mepham High School should expect to have their hands full.
– Dave Gil de Rubio