|Homecoming, Spirit Week celebrated at ODY
Staff and students at Owen D. Young Central School (ODY) celebrated their school spirit, with week long festivities culminating with a kindergarten through twelfth grade pep rally held on Friday, February 6, in the gymnasium.
The ODY Wildcats were decked out in blue and white for the pep rally after daily celebrations throughout the week, including Hawaiian Day, Western Day, Color Day, and Ď80s Day.
The King and Queen and their court of prince and princes were selected at ODY last week. Pictured, kneeling are, from lef, king and queen Gina Mangone and Nate Oldick. Standing are the princes and princesses of the underclassmen. From left, are seventh graders Mine Maine and Tess Hitchcock; eighth graders Kierra Bangs and Will Christmann; ninth graders Myra Hoke and Andrew Sorensen; tenth graders Nate Stephens and Mackenzie Mortensen; and eleventh graders Nate Hoke and Katie Elsaesser. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
Also, as part of this traditional way to celebrate their schoolís annual homecoming, students in seventh-twelfth grades decoratd their advisorís classrooms with self made posters and by competing in school-wide competitions.
The crowning of a prince and princess in each grade from seventh through eleventh, and the crowning of the Seniorsí king and queen also took place last week. The princes and princesses selected for seventh grade, were Mine Maine and Tess Hitchcock; in eighth grade were Kierra Bangs and Will Christmann; in ninth grade were Myra Hoke and Andrew Sorensen; in tenth grade were Nate Stephens and Mackenzie Mortensen; and in eleventh grade, Nate Hoke and Katie Elsaesser. The king and queen for the graduting class of 2009 are Gina Mangone and Nate Oldick.
Regents were over, report cards had gone home, and it was a mid-winter celebration that many said provided good memories and lots of laughs.
Third and fourth graders partcipated in the balloon popping contest during their event at the Pep Rally on Friday at ODY. Here, third grader Shelby Peplinski sits on a balloon with the help of ODY cheerleaders. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
Competing for the freshman class during the pep rally were, from left, Rebecca Brouillard, Andrew Sorensen, Stephanie Treadwell and Kyle Werpachowski. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
Kindergarten, first and second grade students left their sneakers at one end of the gym and proceeded to the other end of the gym to line up for the start of their event at the ODY Pep Rally last Friday. When given the word they raced in their stocking feet to find their sneakers, put them on, and run back to the other end of the gym. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
ODY Wildcat fever was rampant last week. Pictured from left, Chris Snyder, Nate Hoke, Mike Brouillard were among the students who chose to wear their love of ODY on their faces rather than their sleeves. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
This yearís ODY cheerleading squad is comprised of freshmen through seniors and is headed up by captains Gina Magnone and Victoria Crockett. The cheerleaders cheer were responsible for making Fridayís pep rally at the school run smoothly. Pictured, front, April Delgado, Danielle Cresccheck, Magnone. Middle row: Crockett, Erin Hubiak, Ashely Congdon, Devin Fischer, and Ashley McNally. In the back row, from left, are Wasayla Mower, Myra Hoke and Naomi Wulff.(Photo by Bruce Watson)