The Cougar Nation Roars at Homecoming

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The Cougar Nation at Kennedy High had quite the cause for celebration at their Oct. 13 homecoming game, as their football squad shut out opponents, Sewanhaka High School, 32-0.

The Friday night lights game followed an afternoon festival that included various club booths, face painting, inflatables, live music and more.

“I was so proud to see such a tremendous amount of school spirit and pride,” said Principal Gerard Owenburg. “Spirit week was a fun filled week for our students, who created some lifelong memories. 

The traditional bonfire was held on the baseball field just before the game. Kennedy cheerleaders invited youth from the Braves cheer squad on the sidelines for a performance. Both the cheerleaders and kickline entertained the audience during halftime.

Charlize Deluca and Dean Tsolkas were crowned homecoming queen and king, respectively. 

The band, led by Walter Avellandeda, pumped up the crowd throughout the evening. Once again a raffle was held each quarter, giving students the opportunity to sit on a couch for four along the sidelines — complete with seat-side service from the C.H.A.M.P. (Culinary and Hospitality Applied Management Program) chefs.