Homecoming 2017

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Despite the less than favorable weather in the morning and early afternoon, the clouds began to clear for Babylon as the community displayed their school spirit and support for Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Panthers football team at the Babylon homecoming celebration on Oct. 14.

To begin the day’s festivities, Babylon School District Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi welcomed various members of the Babylon community to the first Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony held in the lobby of Rowe Hall. The following individuals were met with praise for their successes and accomplishments since graduating from Babylon Junior-Senior High School. This year’s inductees included Ernest Busch (’77, posthumously), Rick Klein (’94), Jane Lappin (’72), Thomas Melito (’70), Robert Norman (’70) and Ralph Scordino (’67).

“It is my distinct pleasure to recognize these individuals as Distinguished Alumni of the Babylon School District,” said Mrs. Rozzi. “Through their legacy of success, our current students are shown that results stemming from hard work and unyielding support of the community go a long way toward achieving one’s goals.”

Prior to the highly anticipated football game against Center Moriches High School, the streets of Montauk Highway were lined with community members showing their support for the home team. The air was filled with the sweet sounds of the Babylon Junior-Senior High School band, and the floats decorated with a Disney theme were on full display for all to witness.

Going into halftime of the football game, the Panthers displayed an incredible feat of athleticism as they held Center Moriches High School by a score of 40-14. By the end of the fourth quarter, Babylon captured a win for the Panthers with a score of 46-14. 

During the halftime celebrations, Mrs. Rozzi once again introduced this year’s Distinguished Alumni, the sophomore class was declared winner of the best float contest for their excellent interpretation of “The Little Mermaid” and students Sean Baudille and Kyra Pitagno were named homecoming king and queen, respectively.