By Ava Aschettino
As the year draws to a conclusion here at OBHS, 2019 was most definitely a memorable one within the community. From hellos and goodbyes, to celebrations and traditions, there were many noteworthy moments this past year. Let’s take a walk down memory lane as we reflect on OBHS’s most memorable events of 2019.
Legally Blonde: The Musical:
The high school production of Legally Blonde, which opened the first weekend of March, nearly sold out each of its performances. The hundreds of audience members of the OBEN community laughed and cried alongside Elle Wood, following her journey as she ventured through Harvard Law School, while also finding herself in the process. Dozens of students were involved in the school’s production, including the cast, crew, and pit. The community couldn’t help but hum some of the show’s catchiest tunes such as “Whipped into Shape” and “Omigod You Guys,” along with the actors. The success of Legally Blonde will certainly be remembered by students and community members alike.
Prom and Graduation:
As the 2018-19 school year came to an end, it was time to celebrate the seniors’ final days at OBHS. Prom, held at Watermill Caterers just a mere couple of days before graduation, invited all juniors and seniors to dress up and celebrate for the biggest bash of the school year! Indeed, memories were made on June 26th at the last “hoorah” before graduation. Speaking of graduation, on June 30th, at noon, OBHS held its annual graduation ceremony on the front lawn. Oyster Bay wished over one hundred seniors goodbye before they ventured out into the world. The class of 2019, who are now proud alumni, may be gone, but they are not forgotten.
Departure and Arrival of OBHS Assistant Principals:
At the end of the 2018-19 school year, assistant principals Dr. Rufa and Dr. Gonzalez left the district. While they are missed, this fall, they were replaced by Mr. Leach (grades 10-12) and Mrs. Menuzzo (grades 7-9). The community looks forward to seeing what changes the new APs make in the coming years!
Pep Rally and Homecoming:
Despite losing the title game, pep rally and homecoming were filled with an abundance of school spirit. Each grade participated in this year’s theme, “movie genres,” and wore their assigned colors while cheering through the halls. While the seniors, unsurprisingly, were victorious in the class competitions, the underclassmen put forth their best effort. Students look forward to both events each year, and 2019 was just as competitive as previous years.
Almost, Maine and 7th and 8th Musical:
Each fall, OBHS performs a fall play with high school students, as well as a musical review specifically for middle school students. In addition to the few dozen actors who perform on stage, many students lend a hand in stage crew. Almost, Maine, a play that offered numerous scenes of comical abstractions about love, wowed audiences, while the 7th and 8th grade musical dazzled the crowd with intricate dance numbers and songs from popular Broadway shows, including Beetlejuice: The Musical, Wicked, and Dear Evan Hansen. Here’s to many more years of spectacular productions!