Homecoming Features Cartoon Floats and Football

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Cartoon-themed floats rolled down Broadway and then along Merrick Road for Amityville Memorial High School’s annual homecoming parade on Oct. 19. It was just the beginning of the day’s festivities, which culminated with the Warriors football game against Half Hollow Hills West.

The entire school community joined in, with floats created by the high school classes, the elementary schools and even district administration. Sesame Street was the inspiration for the freshmen float, the Cartoon Network for the sophomores, Disney Channel for the juniors and Nickelodeon for the seniors.

Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School had a Looney Tunes-themed float, and Northwest and Northeast elementary schools were inspired by Paw Patrol. District administrators, including Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly, waved to the crowed from their Spongebob Squarepants float. Director of Physical Athletics, Physical Education and Health Evan Farkas drove a Cookie Monster golf cart while Director of ENL and World Languages Mary Stephens tossed out small packs of cookies to parade-goers. Even the Amityville Parent Teacher Council got involved with their recreation of Rosie the robot from the Jetsons.

At the high school, the floats were parked near the football field so guests could get a closer look at the clever and creative designs. The varsity game began after the marching band performed the National Anthem.

Halftime featured the marching band’s tribute to Queen and a performance by the cheerleaders. The homecoming court was introduced with Bryan Canales and Carina Wong-Schultz crowned as king and queen. Principal Edward Plaia presented Bryan with his crown and Carina with her tiara. Other members of the court included Marco Iorio, Nil Patel, Samuel Wong-Schultz, Jazmin Ruiz Marcelo, Jordan Tobin and Trinity Tobin.