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Wellington C. Mepham High School's mascot celebrates with

Wellington C. Mepham High School's mascot celebrates with senior Julie Dijkstra as she is crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the school's homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Mepham High School homecoming

The Wellington C. Mepham High School Pirates celebrated homecoming with a parade and game on Sept. 21.

The varsity football team at Wellington C. Mepham
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The varsity football team at Wellington C. Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District made their way onto the field to play against the Calhoun Colts in their homecoming game. The Mepham Pirates took home the win, 39-17. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Members of the senior class at Wellington C.
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Members of the senior class at Wellington C. Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District prepared to march in the homecoming parade with their float, "Seniors in the City." (Sept. 21, 2013)

Mepham's cheerleaders now

Members of the varsity cheerleading team performed during

Members of the varsity cheerleading team performed during the annual homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

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The Mepham pirate now

Wellington C. Mepham High School's mascot celebrates with

Wellington C. Mepham High School's mascot celebrates with senior Julie Dijkstra as she is crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the school's homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Bellmore's Mepham High School homecoming parade took off
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Bellmore's Mepham High School homecoming parade took off this morning #LIHomecoming

Sage Iosepovici, 3, of Merrick, and Sophia DiPrima,
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Sage Iosepovici, 3, of Merrick, and Sophia DiPrima, 9, of Huntington, shout "Go Pirates" just before a parade at Mepham High School in #Bellmore #LIHomecoming

Katie Morgan, 11, of Bellmore, and her mom,
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Katie Morgan, 11, of Bellmore, and her mom, Chrissie, wait for the parade at Mepham High School to start #lihomecoming

Mepham High School students walk in its parade
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Mepham High School students walk in its parade in Bellmore #lihomecoming

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Posters bleeding school spirit line the fence at
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Posters bleeding school spirit line the fence at Mepham High School's homecoming game in Bellmore. #lihomecoming

A group of students get together to cheer
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A group of students get together to cheer for their school during the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Mepham's king and queen now

Varsity football captain Chris Vento, 17, and his
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Varsity football captain Chris Vento, 17, and his girlfriend and cheerleading captain, Julie Dijkstra, 17, were crowned king and queen at the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

People fill the stands during the homecoming game
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People fill the stands during the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Left to right, seniors Nicole Stern, Maryann Ferrara
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Left to right, seniors Nicole Stern, Maryann Ferrara and Victoria Ponce, all 17, cheer during a parade before homecoming at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

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Class of 1963 alumni Barry Lieberman, 67, of
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Class of 1963 alumni Barry Lieberman, 67, of Manhattan, left, and Marc Beilinson, 68, of Chicago, not only celebrate their class's 50th anniversary, but also attend this year's homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Students celebrate homecoming during a parade that led
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Students celebrate homecoming during a parade that led to Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

A group of students get together to cheer
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A group of students get together to cheer for their school during the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Senior Brianna Tohme, 17, cheers with her team
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Senior Brianna Tohme, 17, cheers with her team during homecoming at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Cheerleaders perform at homecoming at Wellington C. Mepham
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Cheerleaders perform at homecoming at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

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The kickline performs at homecoming at Wellington C.
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The kickline performs at homecoming at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Football players listen to the national anthem prior
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Football players listen to the national anthem prior to kick off at the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Football players rush out at the start of
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Football players rush out at the start of the homecoming game at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Sabrina Mastrangelo, left, Nicole Jacobovi, Julie Dijkstra, back,
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Sabrina Mastrangelo, left, Nicole Jacobovi, Julie Dijkstra, back, and Brian Keohane, all 17, were in the running for homecoming king and queen at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore. (Sept. 21, 2013)

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