Celebrating Amityville Pride


To continue tradition, Amityville residents and members of the school community gathered on the field at Amityville Memorial High School to celebrate the annual districtwide Pride Day.

Coordinated by Dr. Fran Fernandez, director of fine arts, and Eileen Becker, secretary to the superintendent, the event kicked off with a performance from the high school jazz ensemble as students and their families enjoyed a variety of complimentary food and beverages. Fourth-grade teacher and returning Master of Ceremonies Marc Engler as well as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Kelly provided a few opening remarks to welcome an arena of students, family, friends, faculty, board members, staff, administration and other invited guests.

Students performed songs of celebration to set the upbeat tone for the remainder of the evening during which students were recognized as Star Awards recipients, commending their achievements in music, art and academics. Audience members enjoyed performances by the choruses from Park Avenue Elementary, Edmund W. Miles Middle School, the high school, Northwest and Northeast schools as well as an instrumental performance from the middle school jazz ensemble.

The annual celebration was a success and the district thanks all those who participated in this festive occasion.