Photo: Denise Civiletti

It was a picture-perfect day for a homecoming parade — blue skies and sunshine, moderate temperatures and lots of smiles all around.

Riverhead High School students, teachers and administrators were joined by town officials, local fire departments and police officers and kids of all ages for the march down Main Street and then to McKillop Field for the big homecoming game against Central Islip.

The Blue Waves won their homecoming game 22-12.

The Class of 2022 won the homecoming float contest — the theme was board games — with their “Candy Land” float, which scored 95 points in the judging and earned the “Seniors Candy Squad” a $275 prize.

In second place were the juniors, whose float was a colorful “Monopoly” tableau. The efforts of the Class of 2023 earned them 94 points and a $200 prize.

The sophomores’ float, a clever interpretation of the game “Clue,” featuring Riverhead High School Principal Sean O’Hara as Col. Mustard, took third place with 93 points. They won a $125 prize for their efforts.

The Class of 2025, this year’s freshmen, finished fourth with their “Battleship” float and won $100.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti and Alek Lewis

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.