Rye Neck Panthers capped off Spirit Week and showcased their school pride with a traditional pep rally, which brought the entire middle school and high school to the gymnasium on Sept. 15. The students cheered as their peers introduced their sports teams and captains acknowledged varsity players.

The pep rally kicked off two days of homecoming games on Sept. 15-16, attended by students, parents, alumni and community members. Athletic Director Joe Ceglia said that homecoming is a celebration of the school community and an outstanding opportunity to support student-athletes and their coaches. 

Students had participated in a number of themed days throughout the week, culminating with Spirit Day on Friday when they wore black and blue for Rye Neck pride.

“My favorite part about homecoming is the entire school coming together,” said senior and soccer player Jack Sheldon, who co-hosted the pep rally with senior Joey Tenner. “It’s a good way to start the school year on a good note.”

Tenner added that he loved going to the games, which are filled with energy and serve as an opportunity for students to support one another. 

For more information about the athletic department and for a full schedule of the fall sports games, visit the district’s website at www.ryeneck.k12.ny.us.