Levittown students hit the court for Challenger Homecoming

The Challenger basketball teams from Jonas E. Salk Middle School and General Douglas MacArthur High School in the Levittown Public School District once again faced off for their annual Challenger League Homecoming game on March 14.

Hosted at MacArthur, the event is a celebration involving students, staff and families as members of the Challenger Program enjoy an exciting opportunity. Through the Challenger Athletics Program, students with special needs participate in school sports, helping to boost their social development through peer interaction. During the game, Challenger Program students from Salk and MacArthur were the stars as the crowd cheered them on.

Before tipoff, Challenger student Stephanie Church sang the national anthem. Students then took turns bringing the ball across the court before passing it to a teammate for a shot at the hoop. Generals cheerleaders and the marching band lent their support from the sidelines, and the cheerleaders performed for the crowd during halftime. The crowd went wild when MacArthur student Nate Aquino performed a rendition of “Creep” by Radiohead with vocals and guitar.

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