Celebratory Spirit at Homecoming
Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky night for Herricks Highlanders fans as they filled the high school stadium to capacity under clear skies and geared up for a high-energy homecoming celebration.
The crowd roared as the parade, led by the band and cheer teams, marched by with hundreds of waving students, parents and teachers representing each of the district’s five schools, as well as administrators, board of education members and local dignitaries. As is Herricks tradition, the parade concluded with students from each of the high school classes showing off their own unique style and displaying custom banners designed a contest to show who has the most spirit!
As the festivities continued, honored guests were announced and senior football and cheer students were joined by their parents and introduced as they walked across the field basking in the spotlight of their final homecoming. The presentations were capped off with a performance by the Herricks Dance Theatre Club and the announcement of the Highlander 10, an honor that recognizes 10 members of the senior class who are actively involved in the school community and nominated by peers.
As kickoff approached, the attendees took to their feet for the Star-Spangled Banner and cheered as the Herricks Highlanders took to the field with leaps and bounds and prepared to take on the Roslyn Bulldogs.
The Highlanders were dominant throughout the game and the fans were with them all the way, including filling the air with spirited chants and clouds of colorful confetti. During halftime, the crowd was entertained with performances by the Herricks Pep Band and Herricks varsity cheerleaders.
The end of the game was just as fulfilling as the rest of the celebration with the Highlanders scoring a decisive 42-12 win.