Although Massapequa High School's homecoming parade and halftime show were cancelled due to abysmal weather conditions, the pep rally that took place the day before was enough to keep spirits high as the Chiefs faced off with one of their strongest rivals, the Farmingdale Dalers on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The festivities began in the halls of Massapequa High School the Friday before the game as each class decorated a wing of the school in a military theme to honor those men and women from Massapequa serving overseas and to show their spirit.
Principal James Maloney served as master of ceremonies for the pep rally, introducing Massapequa High School as "a school of champions."
The Massapequa High School Marching Band opened the event by filling the gymnasium with the sounds of our national anthem, after which the Massapequa High School Treble Singers wowed the audience not only with their stunning attire, but with a stirring, capella rendition of God Bless America.
Student Government Leaders Maria Diaz, Nick Giaquinto and Senior Class President Aaron Arbiter took the microphone as they announced the Homecoming Court and the pride of Massapequa, their outstanding sports teams, all of which have qualified for the playoffs, beginning in November.
Massapequa's cheerleaders and kickline squad kept the crowd going with special routines they choreographed and performed. Although the weather prevented them from showcasing their talents during halftime at the game, their spunk and spirit helped rally the Chiefs, who defeated the Farmingdale Dalers 18-6.