A homecoming win for Long Beach


Long Beach High School made 2018 Homecoming one to remember on Oct. 5, when the Marines football team triumphed against Westbury’s Green Dragons with a final score of 41-13.  Preceded by a pep rally, fundraiser and carnival, the game was filled with exuberance and pride.

The bleachers at Veterans Field presented a display of community spirit, packed with fans dressed in blue. The marching band and cheerleaders provided entertainment throughout the evening and, along with members of the color guard, presented a spectacular halftime show to a ‘70s-themed soundtrack. Giovanni Mangiafreno and Jessica Thursland were crowned homecoming king and queen. 

The annual homecoming carnival, sponsored by the high school’s Student Government Organization, was held in the middle school gymnasium and featured an assortment of family fun, games and refreshments. 

The annual afternoon pep rally was held at the high school’s Alumni Field and featured the introduction of teams, a preview of the halftime performances and other demonstrations of school spirit. Attendees cheered on their classmates and gave extra shout-outs to the seniors who were participating in their final homecoming as high school students. Class Olympics games brought friendly competition, including a student/faculty sponge challenge that raised funds for North Shore University Hospital.