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Half Hollow Hills East High School's senior girls (Credit: Tara Conry)

Half Hollow Hills East High School's senior girls go up against the juniors in the tug-of-war event at Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Half Hollow Hills High School East celebrates homecoming

Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills names a homecoming king and queen at a battle of the grades competition Saturday night. During the week, students could enter votes for the homecoming royalty, and contestants were required to pair up and perform a skit at a pep rally on Friday.

Half Hollow Hills East High School juniors pose
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Half Hollow Hills East High School juniors pose for a photo at Competition Night, where they went up against students from other grades in a series of challenges. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Freshman Chris Cook performs a series of acrobatic
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Freshman Chris Cook performs a series of acrobatic stunts during Competition Night at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Before being crowned homecoming queen at Half Hollow
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Before being crowned homecoming queen at Half Hollow Hills East High School's Competition Night, Lisa Diasparra, 17, of Melville, cheers in the stands with her fellow seniors. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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Students participate in a pie-eating contest during Competition
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Students participate in a pie-eating contest during Competition Night at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Half Hollow Hills East High School's senior girls
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Half Hollow Hills East High School's senior girls go up against the juniors in the tug-of-war event at Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Juniors from Half Hollow Hills East High School
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Juniors from Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills participate in the hula hoop race during Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Juniors from Half Hollow Hills East High School
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Juniors from Half Hollow Hills East High School compete in the three-legged race against freshmen, sophomores and seniors at Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Half Hollow Hills East High School juniors Tommy
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Half Hollow Hills East High School juniors Tommy Oliver, 16, Christina Bellero, 16, and Michelle Carfagno, 16, right, smile with messy faces after competing in a pie-eating contest. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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Half Hollow Hills East High School seniors Rachel
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Half Hollow Hills East High School seniors Rachel Warren, 17, and Danielle Mora, 17, cheer on their classmates during Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Half Hollow Hills East High School's sophomore team
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Half Hollow Hills East High School's sophomore team performed a dance at Competition Night that was inspired by the music video for "Gangnam Style." (Sept. 28, 2013)

Seniors Matthew Boyd, 17, and Lisa Diasparra, 17,
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Seniors Matthew Boyd, 17, and Lisa Diasparra, 17, both of Melville, are crowned homecoming king and queen at Half Hollow Hills East High School's Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Half Hollow Hills East High School's freshman boys
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Half Hollow Hills East High School's freshman boys try their best but are unable to defeat the sophomores in the tug-of-war event. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Both the guys and girls showed off their
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Both the guys and girls showed off their moves in the junior class' dance routine at Half Hollow Hills East High School's Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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Juniors Sabrina Werz, 15, and Andie Goodman, 16,
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Juniors Sabrina Werz, 15, and Andie Goodman, 16, both of Melville, wear matching rainbow tutus during Half Hollow Hills East High School's Competition Night. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Blaise Spinelli helps his junior class defeat the
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Blaise Spinelli helps his junior class defeat the senior boys at tug-of-war during Competition Night at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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