Long Beach High School made a strong comeback with its 2021 Homecoming after the 2020 festivities were impacted by the pandemic. Oct. 15 marked a day of traditions and a strong win for the Marines. The football game and carnival drew attendees of all ages and halftime activities featured performances and celebrations.
The bleachers at Veterans Field were filled with fans dressed in blue, cheering on the football players as they defeated Glen Cove with a score of 28-14. The marching band and cheerleaders boosted enthusiasm throughout the evening 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 and Alex Marsland and Brigitte Lew 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 parking lot behind the gymnasium and featured an assortment of family fun. Several booths representing different clubs showcased students’ work.
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. Games brought friendly competition, including a student/faculty sponge challenge that raised funds for the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation.