Spirit Night Lives Up to its Name
On Friday, October 13, the Hauppauge High School gym was rockin’ with music, fun and spirit. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was DJ Tony from Stylin’ Sounds DJ Entertainment Company.
Student Council Advisors Jocelyn Handley-Pendleton and Stacey Lasurdo worked tirelessly to organize and run Spirit Night. The Advisors of Student Council were in charge of everything related to Spirit Night. They did all the planning, Mr. & Miss Hauppauge, the games, the DJ...
HHS Music Teacher Mark Kimes led the Chamber Choir in a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, featuring soloist Evelyn Beltrani.
The HHS Marching Band under the direction of Music Teacher Andrew Monsen kicked the festivities into gear with an impressive medley of music from soundtracks of popular science fiction movies and television shows. The gymnasium could hardly contain the enormous band as it performed in sync with the Kickline coached by Ms. Ana Goodfellow and Color Guard directed by Ms. Meagan Champlin.
The Hauppauge Varsity Cheerleaders under the direction of Coach Laura Candela took to center court to delight the crowd the spirit and high-flying athleticism that has garnered them many accolades all the way to the national level.
Senior Quarterback Brody Walters took the microphone and introduced the seniors on the Eagles Varsity Football team and encouraged the students to come out for the Homecoming game the next day against Islip High School.
Out came the mats and the members of the Varsity Gymnastics Team under the leadership of Coach Amanda Hemp amazed the audience with an impressive display of rolling and tumbling.
The Hauppauge Varsity Kickline Eaglettes took center stage for a wonderful display of talent with a dance and, of course, a perfectly synchronized kick line.
Then the games came out. The four classes competed in fun games including scooter races, egg rolling and free throw basketball shooting.
The crowning event of the evening was the introduction of the Homecoming Court 2017 and the announcement of the winners of the Mr. & Miss Hauppauge contest. All seniors are invited to apply to be considered in the running for the title of Mr. or Miss Hauppauge. The applicants are judged on three parts: the application, a 3 to 5-minute speech explaining why he or she is qualified to fill this role in Hauppauge and by a senior class vote. The candidates with the highest overall scores of the three combined parts become Mr. & Miss Hauppauge.
Kevin Bie and Samantha Suazo were selected Mr. & Miss Hauppauge 2017. Three boys and three girls with the next highest scores rounded out the Homecoming Court. They were Jade Carvahlo, Andrew Crecca, Nick Crociata, Rhiannon DiSilvio, Daragh Maggio and Robert Podmore.
A tradition afforded the newly crowned Mr. & Miss Hauppauge is to deliver a pie in the face of a member of the HHS faculty. Mr. Hauppauge Kevin Bie planted one on new HHS English Teacher Brett Groneman. Miss Hauppauge Samantha Suazo reluctantly plastered the face of Senior Class Advisor Anthony Aiello. Everyone left smiling.