Eagles Homecoming

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The community was filled with Eagle pride as students, parents, faculty and residents filled the bleachers on Oct. 10 to cheer for the hometown athletes and celebrate homecoming 2015.

The annual homecoming parade that began at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School served as the kickoff to the weekend’s activities, which included numerous athletic games and a community fair. The theme of this year’s parade was ’80s video games and included grade-level floats showcasing Sonic the Hedgehog (freshmen), Donkey Kong (sophomores), Mario Bros. (juniors) and Pac Man (seniors). Marching in the parade were the Rocky Point cheerleading teams and the marching band, as well as other student organizations that rallied in support of the district’s sports teams.  

In addition, members of the Rocky Point High School Class of 1975 – the first to graduate from the high school – were honored as grand marshals of the parade and celebrated on the turf field prior to the game.

Alumnus John Schmidt was pleased that the district still follows tradition. “It was certainly a nostalgic day,” he said. “I particularly enjoyed seeing the updates that have been made.”

Alumna Andrea Attias said attending the festivities brought back a flood of memories. “The footprint of the high school has changed for the better,” she said. “It has really come into its own.”  

The day ended with a win for the Rocky Point football team, who triumphed over Harborfields, 48-33. Eagle pride also ran high during the field hockey, girls soccer and boys soccer games played that day.