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Westbury School District Homecoming Is October 13

The annual homecoming event for Westbury School District will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. This will be the culmination of Spirit Week, which will be observed throughout the school district from Oct. 9 through 12 and will be preceded by a pep rally at the high school on Oct. 12.

As tradition holds, the annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Westbury High School PTSA will officially kick off the day’s activities, which will include the parade along Post Avenue and the football game at 2 p.m.

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria of Westbury High School, and will feature all you can eat pancakes. The breakfast will also include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and hot and cold beverages for only $7. The parade commences at noon, leaving from Bedford Avenue and travelling north on Post Avenue and finishing at Westbury High School. All six schools in the district will be participating and will be sponsoring floats in keeping with this year’s homecoming theme: Classic Video/Arcade Games.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be former district superintendent, Dr. Constance Clark-Snead. The football game will be between Westbury High School and Mepham High School and halftime activities will include the presentation of the homecoming court and the king and queen. The day’s activities will conclude with the homecoming dance at 8 p.m. at Westbury High School.


Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.


In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.


“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 


Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 


The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.


Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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