Huntington High School’s Class of 2022 enjoyed a spectacular day on Tuesday, celebrating with each other at a breakfast on the Blue Devil Stadium track, signing each other’s yearbooks and competing during field day activities spread across the turf and grass fields.
Hundreds of seniors participated in the festivities, which began early in the morning with a breakfast that included all sorts of food and beverage choices, including waffles with whipped cream and blueberries, bagels, mini-bagels with choices of meats, juices, ice cold water, etc. Students enjoyed the food while organizing their teams and penning messages in yearbooks.
Field Day 2022 was all about food, fun and friendship.
The group later moved to the bleachers where Principal Brenden Cusack and physical education teachers provided the seniors with an overview of the day and the events.
Department coordinator Michael Marinello and physical education teacher Alex Nelson took the lead with assists from faculty colleagues Maria Canino, Shea Scully and Chris Taylor and a group of underclassmen. Several other teachers volunteered to help out during free periods.
Students formed 16 teams and competed in an assortment of individual and team events and sports, including many field day classics along with new versions of old favorites. Team members wore matching outfits and were especially creative in their dress.
“Field day was one of the best days of high school,” Gretel Cassell said. “Our class came together and had so much fun being in each other’s presence for one of the last times. I spent the entire day laughing with my friends and that’s something Huntington has always provided for me.”
The Huntington Booster Club generously provided the seniors with a midday pizza lunch. Everyone had a blast on a beautiful spring day. No one seemed to complain when temperatures started inching up.
“Field day was amazing,” senior Lucas Petrizzi said. “I was able to spend my final day of high school classes with all my friends, either competing with them or against them in sports or games. It was also really great to be on the winning team with people I have known since my first field day.”
When it was over, everyone was physically drained, but all the seniors seemed to go home happy.
“It was such an amazing day to spend one last time really bonding with all the seniors,” Ashley Genao said. “I got to talk to people I haven’t talked to much this year, which was really nice. From the meeting to get this whole field day together where all the amazing gym teachers heard all of our requests, they truly put on a field day to remember. It is truly a memory I’ll cherish forever and today made me realize how truly honored and proud I am to be a Blue Devil for life!”