Syosset Comes ‘Home’

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HomecomingSYO_110415ASyosset High School culminated a week of spirited activities with its annual homecoming celebration, as community members braved a chilly afternoon in October to enjoy a carnival, some wonderful halftime performances and their Long Island champion varsity Braves
football team.

The week began with the annual walkathon along the campus of Syosset High School, which resulted in students and staff raising more than $2,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Later in the week, the gymnasium hosted a health fair, where more than 50 stations—many operated by students—provided guests with tips on leading a
healthy lifestyle.

HomecomingSYO_110415BOn Friday, the high school football field was abuzz with exuberant cheers from the student body as the pep rally took center stage. This year’s event brought a new twist, with relay races complementing the traditional introductions and fanfare.

Later that afternoon, the annual carnival kicked off. Student government organized the carnival and various student clubs and organizations manned booths to fundraise for student activities at the high school. The carnival was open to the public through Sunday.

HomecomingSYO_110415CThe following day, the Braves took on the East Meadow High School Jets. The visitors led 21-7 at the half before the hosts came storming back with three consecutive touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.

Syosset’s Christian Skorka caught a 30-yard pass from quarterback Will Hogan with just over two minutes left in the game to put the Braves ahead 28-21, before East Meadow rallied for a late touchdown of their own to pull off a last-minute victory. Despite the loss, Syosset remains in playoff contention with a 3-2 Nassau I conference record (3-3 overall).

HomecomingSYO_110415DHalftime included performances by the Syosset varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders, band, color guard and kickline. Board of Education members joined other members of the school community in volunteering their time to man the food and apparel concessions. A variety of student clubs also ran tables at the carnival, many raising funds for student activities.

The Syosset HS Association of Creative Thespians performed their annual Bard-a-Thon, reciting the works of William Shakespeare throughout the day while Syosset Robotics Club held a demonstration of two of its robots. Syosset High School’s student government coordinated the weeklong celebration. —Submitted by Syosset Schools

 

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