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Jamming up the streets with Port Chester Pride
June 25, 2020 at 3:49 a.m.
Showing the world on North Regent Street a personal blast from the past, Port Chester High School senior Matilde Garcia dances out of an open Jeep with a giant cutout of her face as a younger student. She was one of hundreds of seniors celebrating their pre-graduation pride during a car parade on Sunday, June 21.
As his fellow seniors gather in the parking lot adjacent to the now-closed Pier 1 for the parade, Luke Masi greets them while standing out of his car’s sunroof with a sign, the same stance he took for the entire procession.
The pride is not exclusive! Port Chester resident in the Greenwich Academy Class of 2020 Francesca Sileo (middle) waits for the caravan to start in the back of a Jeep with her Port Chester High School friends Jade Lovallo (left) and Kayla Gillespie.
Senior Ana Flores feels love from the entire family, including her dog Annie who shows support before the parade by visiting for quick cuddles with a balloon.
Riding in a convertible with his fervently excited family, senior Joseph “Joe Joe” Pastore waves up at Westchester Avenue apartment dwellers cheering down.
Over 100 decorated cars filled with Port Chester High School graduating seniors drive down North Regent Street.
Feeling the pride, Class of 2020 Co-President Emi Oshiro sports a pair of “grad” glasses and relaxes for the ride around town with a top of the car view.
Hanging out the window waving a blue and white pom-pom, Class of 2020 Co-President Megan Gleason screams with pride as she rides down North Regent Street.
Family and friends supporting Isabella Aguirre sit outside Park Avenue Elementary School to cheer for the Class of 2020.
Senior Bryanna Noriega uses a purple marker to put final decorative touches on her car before the parade kicks off.
Hundreds of Port Chester High School seniors and their families gather in the Kohl’s Shopping Center parking lot with an abundance of blue balloons to collect themselves before the procession.
Port Chester firefighters decorated the engines to show support for the Rams as they lead the procession down Westchester Avenue.
Walking down from their homes on Hawthorne Avenue, Rye Brook, David Byrnes (front) and David Burke clap for their loved ones participating in the parade.
With a coy smile, senior Victoria Sosa waves to Class of 2020 fans on North Regent Street.
Cruising down Park Avenue, senior Peter Manos stands out of the sunroof to give friendly smiles to parade watchers gathered on the sidewalks.