Big Red Spirit

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Students, faculty and staff gathered at Glen Cove High School for the annual pep rally that marked the end of Spirit Week and the beginning of homecoming weekend.

In addition to celebrating Glen Cove’s athletes, the spirited event also highlighted student-musicians, cheerleaders and members of the kickline and dance team, all of whom entertained the crowd.

The pep rally was organized by the school’s Student Senate, whose members created posters and coordinated the day’s events. During the pep rally, the group also honored band director Nick Carbuto, presenting him with a Glen Cove sweatshirt. Each year the group selects a staff member to honor who has been an inspiration to them throughout the years and/or is retiring.

Student Senate advisor Ellen Lynch said Carbuto hit both marks. “Nick is retiring this year after being a member of the district for numerous years,” she said. “He has inspired many students as well as colleagues and will be sorely missed.”

According to Student Senate President Samantha Smith, the event was a great success. “It was an amazing last pep rally for me,” the high school senior said. “I’m really happy.”

‘The students did a fabulous job,” Lynch agreed. “We keep this event student-centered because it really gives them a chance to shine.”

To watch footage from the Pep Rally, click here.