Babylon High School Holds Homecoming Festivities

Homecoming festivities at Babylon Junior/Senior High School started on Friday night as the students showed their true school spirit at their pep rally. Because of the rain, the rally was held inside the gym, but that did not dampen anyone’s spirits.

As the crowd of students and staff cheered, eleven varsity teams were announced: girls gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, swimming, cross country, field hockey, soccer and cheerleading; and boys cross country, soccer and football. Babylon’s high school band, led by band director Charles Leech, kept everyone entertained with a number of tunes, and the night ended with the announcement of the homecoming court candidates. A good time was had by all, including Principal Al Cirone and Assistant Principal Steve Goldberg, who were on hand to join students and show their school pride.

The weather cleared up on Saturday morning just in time for the homecoming parade. Community residents applauded and cheered as the parade, led by the high school band, marched through the village’s streets. Each grade proudly marched alongside their float, and the members of the homecoming court were full of smiles and waves for the crowd.

The parade ended at the high school football field, where the varsity football team was ready to take on the Port Jefferson Royals. And boy, were they ready! The Panthers shut out the Royals, 40-0, making Homecoming 2011 a day to remember.