On the evening of June 8, the sun was shining and so was the school spirit of the Amityville community as the high school hosted its annual district-wide Pride Day.
The celebration kicked off with a performance from the high school jazz ensemble, under the direction of Jason O'Connor, as students and their families enjoyed a variety of complimentary food and beverages. Fourth-grade teacher and returning Master of Ceremonies Marc Engler provided a few opening remarks to welcome a field full of students, family, friends, faculty, staff and administration.
Students from Northeast led guests in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. They also performed songs of celebration to set the upbeat tone for the remainder of the evening during which students were recognized as Star Awards recipients, commending their achievements in music, art and academics. Celebrating music and dance, the high school step team made a surprise appearance and showcased their various dance moves.
The gathering continued with performances by Park Avenue Elementary, Edmund W. Miles Middle School, the high school choruses, as well as a Disney song medley performance by Northwest students, directed by Roxanne Tannenbaum. Concluding the event, Dr. Kelly thanked all in attendance and the jazz ensemble played their final song.