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'Saved by the Bell' rocks Amityville homecoming parade

The junior class at Amityville High School created

The junior class at Amityville High School created a "Saved by the Bell"-themed float for the homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Photo Credit: John Friia

Students from Amityville Memorial High School delivered a blast from the past for onlookers of the annual homecoming parade last Saturday.

The theme songs of iconic television series like "Saved by the Bell" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" echoed throughout the streets as students displayed their '90s-themed floats.  

"The process begins at the beginning of the school year," said Donna De Freitas, Amityville assistant principal. "The student council votes on the theme very early in September."

One of the fan favorites was the junior class' take on "Saved by the Bell."

"I was always a fan of the show," Amityville resident Ashley Greenstein said. "It feels like they brought a little piece of Bayside High School to Amityville."

The nostalgic floats not only showcased classic television shows, but also included popular video game duo Mario and Luigi.

The freshmen class recreated a scene from Super Mario Brothers with Mario and Luigi coming up from the green pipes.

The students, with help from the art department, designed their floats in hopes of winning the annual float competition. However, the process from beginning to end was a community effort, Principal Clifford Grant said.

"The parents really helped the students this year," he said. "A lot of the parents allowed the floats to stay at their homes since we do not have enough space in the school."

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