Schools Dedicate Memorial Garden
As a part of Homecoming Day in Manhasset, the Manhasset Public Schools held a dedication ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial Garden. The ceremonies began at the end of the traditional Homecoming Parade of floats. Manhasset High School Principal William Stark welcomed those in attendance and then introduced Memorial Garden committee members Caroline Leeolou, Matt Cornachio and Eileen Ward who led the Pledge of Allegiance.
It Was a Wonderful Homecoming
The morning of Manhasset's Homecoming Day dawned gray and threatening, but by noon the sun was shining and the crowd was ready. In traditional fashion, the American Legion Color Guard led off the parade, followed by the Manhasset High School Marching Band, complete with beautifully costumed Indianettes. After the elementary and middle schools marched, the Manhasset High School parade of floats began. The freshman class of 2006 were "Full of Trix" and they tossed Trix and candy to the excited children along the way. Next came the class of 2005, the eventual winners of Best Float competition. Their theme was Mardi Gras and they used wonderful black, green and purple costumes and paints to emphasize it. They also tossed green and purple strings of beads to the onlookers. A dichotomy appeared between the classes of 2004 and 2003. The class of 2004, driving '60s cars and wearing tie-dyed shirts, headbands and love beads urged everyone to "Give Peace a Chance." They were followed by the class of 2003, driving camouflaged SUVs and singing "Be All You Can Be... In the Army." Their final vehicle sported a cutout of the United States in red, white and blue.
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Manhasset Boys X-Country Starts 4-1
The 2002 Manhasset boys' cross-country team, led by senior captain Jesse Cohen, has competed in five meets with an overall league record of 4-1. The team outran Locust Valley, East Rockaway, Valley Stream North and Cold Spring Harbor and lost to Wheatley in a close race. The team has also run in three Saturday Invitationals at Sunken Meadow Park (5000 meters), the site of the 2002 New York State Cross Country Championships.
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