At the Movies for Homecoming 2010
Colorful tissue-papered Homecoming floats sailed down Main Street on one of the most festive-filled fall days in the Sayville community. Simultaneous with the Sayville Fall Festival and the Halloween Parade, the Sayville High School culminated its Spirit Week with the traditional Homecoming parade and football game.
SHS and SMS Cheerleaders raised voices and pom poms as they followed the tooting Sayville Department trucks at the beginning of the parade. Class Kings and Queens* offered regal waves from convertibles and preceded each class float westward on Main Street to Cherry Avenue and onto the football field.
Basing their float designs and skits on this year’s theme, Hollywood Homecoming--the Movies, the Freshmen class chose Night at the Museum, the Sophomores picked The Wizard of Oz, the Juniors in Black modified Men In Black, and the Seniors—with the motto Arrrr You Ready? stenciled on every member’s black t-shirt—swash buckled like The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Performing their playful skits and high-energy dances before the homecoming game, the Freshmen came out in impressive numbers to support the Night at the Museum cast of characters. Hoping to turn the competing classes green with envy, the Sophomores demonstrated courage, heart, and intelligence as they performed their Wizard of Oz hip-hop dance routine, led by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Toto too.
During halftime, the Juniors experienced a temporary sound abduction (extraterrestrials must have been at work), but once the sound system was returned, they completed their Men in Black skit that included a memorable sound byte about specific Sayville High School teachers (no surprise!) being aliens. As the Juniors drove off, the Seniors were hot on their heels, dashing, debonair, and daring to win the trophy for top Homecoming Class with an unbeatable dance routine.
Thanks to the observation powers of the judges from the Sayville Rotary Club (President Jim Folks, Andrew Garbarino, Brendan McCurdy, and Alina Rossi), the final results gave the Seniors their First-Place trophy, Second Place went to the Freshmen who were delighted by this unexpected upset, the Juniors (who claimed the title for Class Night Winners) took Third, and the Sophomores finished in Fourth.
Homecoming kick-off immediately followed the National Anthem, beautifully sung by senior Lyndsey Romard, but the Golden Flashes seemed to be nearly finished by the end of the third quarter—an especially horrific prospect for the Homecoming game. With just three minutes left, however, the Golden Flashes rallied from behind, forced an overtime, and finally scored with a thrilling victory of 34-28 against Westhampton.
* Homecoming Court for 2010
Freshmen: King Chris McGrath, Queen Kayleigh Brennan
Sophomores: King Curran Boyce, Queen Amanda Bonkowski
Juniors: King Tom Langton.,Queen Katherine Greenbaum
Seniors: King Jimmy Harlin, Queen Kayleigh Brennan