Long Beach High School students geared up for homecoming a day early on the afternoon of Oct. 25, when they brought positive energy together on their home field during a pep rally. School spirit was in full force as cheers rang loudly for each team and the Class of 2020.
Athletic teams were introduced and bounded onto the field where coaches spotlighted the seniors. Cheerleaders boosted the enthusiasm and the band and colorguard members presented previews of their upcoming halftime show. Class Olympics relays brought friendly competition in challenges that included a hoop-jumping rock paper scissors face-off, and faculty members and students teamed up to raise funds for Hurricane Dorian relief in a sponge race that ended with teachers being soaked with water. Principal Jeffrey Myers joined in this activity as well.
Students were thrilled at the announcement of Chris Hall and Brooke Yellin as this year’s homecoming king and queen – the news was met with jumps, shrieks of excitement and phones held high for pictures. The field itself was a setting for celebration with blue and white posters and décor representing Long Beach.