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Seaford shows off Viking pride


Viking green washed across the streets of Seaford on Saturday for the high school’s Homecoming festivities. 

Residents of all ages participated in the Seaford High School Homecoming celebration, which included a parade, football game and halftime show. 

Two hours before the players hit the gridiron, community members marched in a parade designed to celebrate the high school and all-things Seaford. Marchers stepped off from the Seaford Public Library, on Jackson Avenue, at noon. 

The theme of this year’s parade was “Seaford Around the World,” according to the district. The theme is tied in with the Pulsera Project, a district-wide fundraiser in which bracelets are being sold at all schools with all proceeds going to the artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala to help support education, health care, fair trade practices and workers’ rights.

Seaford High School Football Coach Rob Perpall, who was selected as a New York Jets Coach of the Week, was also honored on the field for his many contributions to the district.

After the parade, the Booster Club sold Viking apparel and refreshments near the field. For the pre-game ceremony, the Vikings rushed onto the grass alongside youngsters from the Long Island Broncos football organization. 

In addition to the gridiron matchup, students and residents in attendance were entertained by a half-time show, featuring performances by three cheerleading squads, the Marching Band and Color Guard. The Homecoming king and queen —Michael Conlon and Jackie Nieman, respectively — and their courts were also honored. 

The Vikings are scheduled to play at North Shore High School on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.