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Faith Shepherd, 17, is this year's homecoming king (Credit: Ursula Moore)

Faith Shepherd, 17, is this year's homecoming king at Central Islip Senior High School. Shepherd said she is a lesbian and ran for homecoming king to make a statement about gender roles in society. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip High School homecoming parade

Central Islip High School students marched in a parade to celebrate the school's annual homecoming football game. Students from each grade created a float and a royal court was named.

The Cenral Islip Board of Education will continue
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The Cenral Islip Board of Education will continue discussions tonight about adopting a homecoming king and queen selection policy after a female student -- Faith Shepherd, 17, left, -- was elected king in October. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Faith Shepherd, 17, is this year's homecoming king
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Faith Shepherd, 17, is this year's homecoming king at Central Islip Senior High School. Shepherd said she is a lesbian and ran for homecoming king to make a statement about gender roles in society. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip Senior High School juniors Philip Cepeda,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip Senior High School juniors Philip Cepeda, 17, and Falilatu Salau, 16, are named prince and princess at Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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The Central Islip Senior High School juniors' Hercules
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The Central Islip Senior High School juniors' Hercules float rolls along at the Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip Senior High School freshman Anthony Morales,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip Senior High School freshman Anthony Morales, 14, dresses as Poseidon for his greek mythology float at the Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip Senior High School sophomores Alan Tobar,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip Senior High School sophomores Alan Tobar, 15, and Sheila Banos, 15, dress as King Midas and his daughter at the homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

The Central Islip Senior High School marching band
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The Central Islip Senior High School marching band performs at Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

The Central Islip Senior High School marching band
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The Central Islip Senior High School marching band performs at the homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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Central Islip High Senior School freshmen Adrian McDaniel,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip High Senior School freshmen Adrian McDaniel, 14, and Kiana Burns, 14, are named lord and lady at the Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip Senior High School sophomores Jailine Molina,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip Senior High School sophomores Jailine Molina, 15, and Jonathan Torres, 15, are named duke and duchess at the Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Central Islip Senior High School senior Josh Herrera,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Central Islip Senior High School senior Josh Herrera, 17, dresses as a sinner on the Hades float at the Central Islip Senior High School homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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