High School West celebrated its homecoming on Oct. 12 with a community-centered celebration. The festivities kicked off with a pep rally in the school’s gymnasium on Friday afternoon. The homecoming court was introduced and Steven Heimerle, along with his service dog Duke, and Meghan Deery were named the 2019 homecoming king and queen.
Prior to the start of the football game against Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, High School West students celebrated with an outdoor carnival. Community members gathered for games, popcorn, cotton candy, a bounce house and slide, and plenty of entertainment prior to the big game.
The Bulls scored quickly in the first quarter and went on to dominate the game by a final score of 48-14. The band and cheerleaders – including the junior varsity squad and the middle school teams from Accompsett and Great Hollow middle schools – kept the crowd entertained throughout the game.
The halftime celebration began with an introduction of the Smithtown Booster Club’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. The High School West varsity cheerleaders kicked off the show and were followed by the award-winning Whisperettes. The newly crowned homecoming king and queen were escorted to the field to be recognized by the crowd.