Athletes See the Light!


School Officials Power HS Lights at Pep Rally to Kick Off
Homecoming Weekend

On Friday, October 23, under the night sky, Deer Park School District officials turned on the lights at Deer Park High School’s athletic field for the first time. It was all part of a “Friday Night Lights” Pep Rally to kick off Homecoming weekend and celebrate all of Deer Park’s athletic teams.

Superintendent of Schools Eva Demyen introduced the Deer Park High School Women’s Chorus, who performed the National Anthem. Board of Education President Dennis Ryan thanked the community members who packed the stands for their ongoing support and demonstration of Falcon Pride, even sharing a conversation he had with former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley about how great a community Deer Park is.

The Board of Education also thanked Tanger Outlet Center and the Town of Babylon for their financial contributions that made the new lights possible. Tanger General Manager Curt Fickeisen was presented with a plaque and Town Supervisor Steve Bellone (who admitted he attended North Babylon Schools) was given a framed Deer Park Falcon jersey.

One by one, each Deer Park athletic team (Robert Frost MS, DPHS JV and DPHS Varsity) were introduced and marched around the track to great applause. It was a festive night that started what will be many exciting triumphs under the lights to come. In addition to providing Falcon fans with nighttime games, the lights will alleviate scheduling conflicts by extending the athletic day.

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