Sewanhaka High School students and staff, along with Board of Education members, district administrators and visiting community members, came together for the annual homecoming celebration on Oct. 5.
Members of each class joined their decorative floats as they marched through the streets of Floral Park. Community members cheered them on as marchers passed by their homes. The float theme was “movies,” and films represented included “Finding Nemo,” “Pokemon” and “Toy Story 2.” Members of the homecoming court each waved to the watching crowd, as they were led by homecoming king Sebastian Morales and queen Keziah Joseph.
Once the parade was complete, the focus turned to Anthony T. Dwyer Memorial Field, where senior football players and Rockettes, along with their families, were introduced. At halftime, the family of Anthony T. Dwyer, who died in the line of duty 30 years ago and for whom the football field is named, was recognized with flowers from previous scholarship winners. Following that, the marching band and Rockettes wowed the crowd with a dazzling performance.
“I’m in awe of the hard work that’s put in by everyone who helps homecoming come together,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane said. “I couldn’t be prouder to be in such a wonderful district and at such a wonderful school.”
In the football portion of the day, the Indians hosted district rival New Hyde Park. Although Sewanhaka played hard throughout, the Gladiators emerged victorious, 21-14.