Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Oyster Bay High School has chosen a homecoming theme of “Proud to be an American: Honoring Those Who Serve,” for their Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Grades 9-12 in the high school, as well as the middle and elementary school will each be representing a branch of servicemen and women for the spirit week of Oct. 24 as follows: Seniors – Army, Juniors – Air Force, Sophomores – Navy, Freshmen – Marines, 7&8th Graders – Patriotism, Vernon Middle School – Fire Department, Roosevelt Elementary School – Police Force.
Students will compete in the usual spirit week competitions of hall decorating, lip sync, float building, and banner decoration, all the whilst honoring those who either have or are currently serving our country. “Red, white, and blue day” along with the sale of “support our troops” pins have been added to increase patriotism in the student body.
The homecoming parade will kick off at 5:15 p.m. from the Oyster Bay High School parking lot and travel west on East Main Street until their destination at Memorial Field, and will be followed by the football game the Baymen vs. Valley Stream North. The Student Council has invited local servicemen and women to participate in the parade, and is looking for members of the community to come out and watch the parade in support.
“It’s a great opportunity to serve our community and to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for us.” Says Caitlin Madden, vice president of Oyster Bay High School Student Council. “For us, this is more than just the typical homecoming. We want this to go beyond the school. A perfect outcome for us would be to have every member of the community involved in some way or another.”
Questions or comments about the homecoming week? Contact Mrs. Danielle Urtheil or Ms. Carla Cameron at 624-6500.