Last week the spirit was building across the South Huntington School District. Daily activities at all of the schools energized students and staff. When Friday afternoons’ district-wide Homecoming festival was in full swing, it was obvious that 2018 was going to be a special Homecoming. The Thursday night Powder-puff football game broke attendance records and seniors capped off a great football game with a resounding 4th quarter onslaught. The seniors also took the cheerleading competition in grand fashion. The Friday afternoon Homecoming Festival gathered students and staff along with their families from all South Huntington schools for a fun Fall afternoon. The Friday night bonfire was spectacular, thanks to Huntington Manor Fire Department for their management of a safe and thrilling sight.
Each year the Homecoming parade continues to grow, adding community groups, businesses, and numerous organizations as they close down Jericho Turnpike in an annual showing of “Wildcat Pride.” A perfect afternoon greeted the packed stadium for a football contest to be remembered with both teams commanding the lead and Whitman Wildcats prevailing 28-21. It was a week to remember and a day capped with a win on the gridiron.
“Our district’s collective pride was enhanced and the vision continued to grow this past weekend,” Dr. Dave Bennardo, South Huntington’s Superintendent said. “We are engaged in something very special in South Huntington and Homecoming weekend allowed us to showcase that cause.”