Long Beach High School kicked off this year’s homecoming festivities by celebrating throughout the day on Oct. 7. The school day started with decorated lockers and “Go Beach” banners in the hallways followed up with a lively pep rally in the afternoon and a community carnival of fun and games that began a few hours before the anticipated football game.
The 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.
The annual homecoming carnival, sponsored by the high school’s Student Government Organization, was held in the middle school parking lot behind the gymnasium and featured an assortment of family fun. Several booths representing different clubs showcased students’ work.
Later that evening, the bleachers at Veterans Field were filled with fans dressed in blue and white, cheering on the Marines as they defeated John F. Kennedy High School with a score of 48-32. The Pep Band played from the bleachers and the cheerleaders kept spirits high throughout the game and took the spotlight at halftime, along with the color guard. The community’s youth football players had the opportunity to run across the field in the annual Bulldog Dash and Xavier Lopez and Rose Parlakian were crowned homecoming king and queen.
LB Pep Rally
LB Homecoming Game
Date Added: 10/19/2022