Pumped Up at Oyster Bay High Pep Rally
The Oyster Bay High School gym buzzed with excitement as grades 9-12 took part in some healthy competition at its pep rally, Sept. 15. Each class took to the bleachers dressed in their designated class color: freshmen in red, sophomores in black, juniors in white and seniors in purple.
Master of Ceremonies David Pontillo, who teaches social studies at the high school, pumped up the crowd as he shouted, “Let me hear it from you, seniors,” igniting roars and cheers from the stands. He continued the request until each class was acknowledged. After a performance by the cheerleaders, the introduction of each sports team began.
Athletes were cheered on, one by one, as they made their way through a “tunnel” of cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms to the middle of the gym floor. In between team announcements, the classes competed in a lip sync contest, performing songs, choreography and tumbling that related to the Homecoming theme of “sports.”
Homecoming: A Day of Baymen Pride
In a grand spectacle of pride for school and community, Oyster Bay High School held its Homecoming parade and game, Sept. 16, just as morning clouds burnt off into glorious sunshine.
Spirits ran high as the parade, trimmed in Oyster Bay purple and gold, stepped off in front of Oyster Bay High School at 12:45 p.m. and made its way to Memorial Field.
Led by a police escort, the procession included the high school marching band, cheerleaders, central administration and the Board of Education, students and staff from Roosevelt and Vernon Elementary Schools with their banners, clubs, middle school students, high school students from each class with banners and floats, the Homecoming Queen (the King was unable to attend this year), and the senior class with their banner and float. This year’s theme was sports, which was incorporated into the design of each float.