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Spirit, pride and heart are part of Millbrook’s homecoming

MILLBROOK — Millbrook Central School District’s spirit week that ended Oct. 15 included numerous fun activities to boost school pride. Each school in the district celebrated spirit week by dressing up in a different themes each day; there was pajama day and twin day, for instance. Each varsity team had a game under the stadium lights with many of the teams acknowledging the seniors as their parents presented them with flowers. On Friday evening, Oct. 14, a pep rally was in full swing with members of the community gathering to the Millbrook High School to see the varsity football team play Liberty High School. Helping keep spirits high the Blazers won that game 38 to 36. Athletic Director Brian Devencenzi was recognized that evening in honor of his service to the schools he’s served. Devencenzi will be leaving the district. The pep rally was followed by the homecoming dance on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15; it was held at the Millbrook High School. However, this year blue wasn’t the only color representing the district. Pink was also worn proudly by many students in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. That’s because homecoming coincided with The Great Pink Out event, which was organized by Sue D’Angelo, a parent and staff member, along with Christine Ackerman, assistant to the superintendent. Students raised money and wore pink all week long in support of breast cancer awareness. The homecoming T-shirts this year were designed to incorporate both pink and blue, in recognition of both events. Before the big football game Friday night students from all of the schools in the district gathered on the field, and under the direction of Heidi Tucci and Alexis Clements sang a song called, “Just Stand Up,” which is about surviving cancer. Community members who are also cancer survivors were invited to the pep rally earlier in the day; those who were not able to attend were invited to make their way to the field Friday night, for the musical tribute. “It was wet and muddy, but the comments I heard focused on how great that song was and how much the little kids enjoyed the rally,” said Ackerman. “I enjoyed seeing the cancer survivors out there with our kids, and, of course, the song.”

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