The Deer Park Falcons soared above the competition at Homecoming, winning the featured Varsity Football game against the Huntington Blue Devils by a score of 19-14. Uniting athletes, students, alumni and community members, High School Principal James Cummings was the Grand Marshal of the day’s events, which were kicked off with a parade and float competition.

Each grade level designed and crafted their own float and featured it during the march through town. Led by Board of Education members, District administrators and Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone, Homecoming King and Queen nominees were featured atop convertibles, while the dance team and members of the Marching Falcons entertained crowds of onlookers. Taking their final lap around the varsity field track, the senior class float was announced as victorious and Brandon Carr and Kristina Watt were dubbed Homecoming King and Queen. 

Board of Education President Dennis Ryan thanked everyone in attendance for the overwhelming support and encouragement that is shown for the athletes and district, specifically identifying Supervisor Bellone as a tremendous friend to the community. Supervisor Bellone, who cited the Deer Park District as one of the best on Long Island due to their high energy and spirit, announced that the athletic program will receive a $125,000 grant from the Tanger Corporation to construct field lights in order to facilitate night game play.