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Seaford Pride and a Viking Victory at Homecoming

From the sidewalks of Washington Avenue to the bleachers of Seaford High School, there was a strong showing of support by the community during the first homecoming celebration in two years.

The parade kicked off at noon on Oct. 9, led by the Nassau County Police Department and Seaford Fire Department. With steady crowds along the route, it passed Manor Elementary School before turning into the side streets and ending at the high school. Marchers included Board of Education trustees and administrators, students and teachers from all four schools, children from youth organizations and the marching band.

This year’s grand marshals were the families of Michael Augustin, John Krzyminski and Ariel Ramirez. The 2019 Seaford High School graduates are currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and were deployed to Afghanistan to assist in the evacuation of Kabul. Family members held up pictures of the three servicemen in the parade and again when recognized during the halftime ceremony.

In the varsity football game, the Seaford Vikings hosted the Clarke Rams. The Vikings entered the field by bursting through a green banner, and with a Seaford fire engine spraying a green stream of water in the background. Although Clarke scored the first points of the game, Seaford quickly showed why it is an undefeated team. The 43-14 win gave the Vikings their sixth win in as many games.

Halftime festivities included a joint performance by the varsity, junior varsity and middle schools cheerleaders and solo show by the varsity squad. The marching band performed its 80s rock-themed show with music by Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath and Van Halen.

The homecoming court was introduced, featuring Ava Albanese, Jared Brown, Matthew Garcia, Anthony Munro, Annarose Romanelli and Natalie Villecco. Jared and Annarose were crowned king and queen.

Each class designed a banner for the parade, based on the Disney Parks. At halftime, the seniors were announced as the winners for their Hollywood Studios banner.