Community members beamed with Lynbrook pride as they gathered for the Lynbrook Public Schools’ annual homecoming parade and Lynbrook High School’s PTA Scholarship Homecoming Football Game on Sept. 21. The parade featured central and building administrators, board members, Lynbrook High School’s homecoming court, cheerleaders, kickline team and marching band. Homecoming king William Wren and queen Caroline Ridings proudly waved to spectators as students from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior class walked with their creative banners.
Following the parade which concluded at Marion Street Elementary School, was the anticipated football game. Community members gathered for a fun-filled afternoon to watch the Lynbrook Owls take on the Floral Park Knights. Attendees were encouraged to make a donation to the PTA Scholarship fund for current Lynbrook High School seniors. Last year, the generosity of the community from the game led to more than $20,000 in scholarships which were granted to deserving seniors from the Class of 2019. Lynbrook apparel, snacks and refreshments were also sold throughout the event to support the Class of 2020 and the scholarship initiative.
Prior to kickoff, senior football players and cheer and kickline members were honored on the field with their loved ones. Among the proud parents were Board President William Belmont and board trustee Ellen Marcus who supported their sons, seniors Jake Belmont and Ethan Marcus, respectively.
The community cheered as the Lynbrook Owls stormed the field for the start of the big game and the high school marching band, under the direction of Brian White, performed the National Anthem.
Throughout the game, the varsity cheerleaders showed their spirit on the field as they cheered and chanted for the Owls. During the halftime show, the cheerleaders and kickline proudly presented their spirited routines and the marching band and color guard performed. Although the game ended with a loss for the Owls, the players showed their commitment to the game and played their hearts out.