Babylon wins big at Homecoming

Homecoming photo

Despite the parade and game being moved to Friday, Oct. 26, spirits were high for the Babylon Junior-Senior High School community’s annual Homecoming celebration. The evening kicked off with the marching band leading a shortened parade route to the football field, featuring cheerleaders of all levels, as well as the Homecoming court and floats.

This year’s theme for the floats was board games, with the freshmen representing Clue, the sophomores presenting Life, the juniors showcasing Monopoly and the seniors recreating Candy Land. The winning float, announced at halftime, was the sophomore class with their excellent portrayal of “The Game of Life.” Additionally, Homecoming King Timothy Hartigan and Queen Tara O’Rourke were also announced at halftime. Congratulations to all members of the Homecoming Court - Peter Szuchy, Kim Botto, Olivia Berry, Peter Schubart, Sydney Altbacker, Dylan Pané, Katherine Bencivenga, Lauren Jurs, Tara O’Rourke and Timothy Hartigan.

Prior to the game, parents joined senior members of the football team, cheerleading squad and marching band, who were recognized. The Babylon Junior-Senior High School Panthers proceeded to take on Center Moriches High School, performing at the top of their game and shutting out the visitors by a score of 15-0. 

As part of the Homecoming weekend festivities, the district also held its second annual Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. From the numerous nominations received, four were selected via a committee for induction this year. Their families, along with the nominating parties, were invited to be part of the celebration which took place on Saturday, Oct. 27. Congratulations to Mr. Gerard Izzo (Class of 1977) Black Hawk Pilot; Mr. Marshall Coid (Class of 1974) Broadway musician; Dr. Cheryl Taylor Lee (Class of 1983) physician and professor; and the late Mr. Sheldon Salzman (Class of 1947) businessman, represented by his grandson Andrew Salzman. Plaques featuring their names and high school yearbook photos have been added to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in Rowe Hall at Babylon Junior-Senior High School. The Wall acts as a reminder to those at the school of the greatness one can achieve and the pride one should have for the legacy they are part of.