A beautiful fall afternoon was the perfect background for the South Country School District’s annual homecoming festivities on Oct. 6th.
The day began with the Homecoming Parade through Main Street Four Corners with the marching band, cheerleaders, Homecoming Court and class floats built to the theme Pixar Movies. Also marching were members of the fire department, police and ambulance corps, as well as district administrators.
The district’s new Mobile Library also made its debut in the parade. The library is set up in an old, small bus donated by East End Bus Lines and operates on a take-a-book-leave-a-book basis. All books come from donations and are free for South Country residents. Residents may donate new or gently used children’s and teen books at either of the South Country community’s libraries during regular business hours. Encyclopedias, reference materials and ripped or damaged books will not be accepted.
During the afternoon, Board of Education trustees, administration, faculty, students and residents packed the bleachers and cheered on as the Clippers took the lead with a 35-8 victory over Riverhead.
Emmaly Seaman led the community in the national anthem as fire crackers lit the afternoon sky to the delight of the crowd. During the halftime show, the class courts were announced and seniors Matt Juarez and Candice Lopez were named homecoming king and queen. Congratulations to the following students voted onto the homecoming courts:
Freshman: Kevin Aviles, Samantha Brunning, William Caroli, Andrea Giles, Eric Civatta, Shelby Kaczmarak, Amari Preston, Pedro Rivera and Alyssa Wolf
Sophomores: Sabrina Bernal, Eric Caballos, Alex Ciota, Bobby Desantis, Asi Lee, Grace Mezzatesta, Mitch Mordente, Jada Morales, Emely Reich and Kaylee Thatcher
Juniors: David Bellante, Shaliq Cochran, Eva Colon, Carly Dialosa, Jimmy Mackie, Nick Promutico, Colleen Shaw, Maryssa Smith, Nate Walker and Eliza Ynoa
Seniors: Nina Bancroft, Anna Burkhart, Matt Juarez, Candice Lopez, Daniel Roach, Emmaly Seaman, Caroline Slovensky Devin Trent, Dj Trent and Jarell White
(courtesy South Country Central School District)