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Former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson (Credit: Instagram user chelsea_j_katz)

Former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson addressed the crowd at the Hempstead homecoming celebration. He served as grand marshal for this year's parade and spoke before the football game. (Oct. 12, 2013)

David Paterson attends Hempstead homecoming

Former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson served as grand marshal for the 124th annual Hempstead High School homecoming. Paterson was once a student in the district, and in June, the district's Fulton Elementary was renamed the David Paterson Elementary School.

Students meet former Gov. David Paterson, the grand
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Students meet former Gov. David Paterson, the grand marshal, at the Hempstead homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Front Street School students get ready to dance
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Front Street School students get ready to dance at Hempstead's 124th annual homecoming. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Hempstead's carnival theme for homecoming included giant inflatable
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Hempstead's carnival theme for homecoming included giant inflatable rides. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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Hempstead school board president Betty Cross presents a
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Hempstead school board president Betty Cross presents a plaque to former Gov. David A. Paterson, who served as the grand marshal for this year's homecoming parade. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Hempstead students run onto their football field to
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Hempstead students run onto their football field to do the Wobble at their 124th #LIHomecoming.

The David A. Paterson Elementary School performs at
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The David A. Paterson Elementary School performs at #Hempstead's 124th #LIHomecoming @newsday

The #Hempstead @Tigers watch their #LIHomecoming pre-game show.
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The #Hempstead @Tigers watch their #LIHomecoming pre-game show. @Newsday

Former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson
(Credit: Instagram user chelsea_j_katz)

Former New York State Gov. David A. Paterson addressed the crowd at the Hempstead homecoming celebration. He served as grand marshal for this year's parade and spoke before the football game. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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Former Gov. David A. Paterson, the grand marshal
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Former Gov. David A. Paterson, the grand marshal at the Hempstead homecoming parade, walks with Terry Higgs, a 5th grade teacher at David Paterson Elementary School in Hempstead. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Students stand with former Gov. David A. Paterson,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Students stand with former Gov. David A. Paterson, the grand marshal at the homecoming parade in Hempstead. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Former Gov. David A. Paterson, the grand marshal
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Former Gov. David A. Paterson, the grand marshal at the Hempstead homecoming parade, walks with Terry Higgs, a 5th grade teacher at David Paterson Elementary School in Hempstead. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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