Oyster Bay-East Norwich students celebrate homecoming weekend


Members of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District proudly showcased their school spirit during the district’s homecoming parade and game on Sept. 9. Central and building administrators, board members, staff, students, and families wore their best purple and gold for the momentous occasion and lined up for the parade outside of Oyster Bay High School.

Each grade level from the high school created their own float and banners for the parade which corresponded with a different musical genre. Four seniors who were crowned 2023 homecoming court royalty during the high school’s pep rally on the previous day, joined in the parade. This included Ania Kelly, John Purcell, Gianni Rizzuto and Kyra Sansone. The students were selected by their teachers for their leadership, kindness and respect from peers and staff.

Students and staff from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and James H. Vernon School also participated in the celebration and carried their own decorated banners. The Oyster Bay High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Matthew Sisia, led the parade which concluded at Memorial Field. Community members waved and cheered as the parade passed through the town.

Baymen pride carried over onto the football field as the varsity football team took on the Carle Place Frogs. Students, staff, and community members filled the bleachers and enjoyed snacks and refreshments from the Booster Club throughout the football game.

During the halftime festivities, the Oyster Bay High School varsity cheerleaders performed a spirited routine and members of the senior class showcased their winning lip sync performance which aligned with their class’s homecoming theme – country music. Each grade level performed a lip sync routine during the high school’s pep rally on the previous day.

Homecoming ended on a high note as the Oyster Bay Baymen successfully defeated the Carle Place Frogs, 45-27.