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Baymen Pride Fills the Stadium at Homecoming

A sea of purple filled the stands as Hampton Bays High School celebrated its 2017 homecoming football game under the lights on Oct. 6.

Despite the hard play by the Baymen and the cheers the crowd and varsity cheerleaders, the team was unable to defeat the Port Jefferson Royals.

The highlight of the evening came as the school district paid tribute to the 1987 high school football team. The team was the high school’s first league champions. During halftime, each member was presented with a miniature football helmet engraved with his name and jersey number.

Junior Donates Backpacks and School Supplies

Junior Donates Backpacks and School Supplies photo
After watching her cousin, provide nearly 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need in the Center Moriches School District, Hampton Bays High School junior Nicole Culmone decided to follow suit in Hampton Bays. 

Over the summer, Nicole worked to garner monetary donations from family and friends to purchase five backpacks and various school supplies. She delivered the backpacks to the students at Hampton Bays Elementary School just prior to the start of school. Going forward, she hopes to expand her project by reaching out to area business owners for monetary assistance to provide even more backpacks and supplies to those in need.  

Carrying out good deeds is a top priority for Nicole. When not studying, she can be found taking part in her school’s community service organization, the Leo Club. She is also involved in her school’s Future Business Leaders and science clubs and is a member of the Science Olympiad team.