The $15,000 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to Queen Madison Coleman and Princess Mattie Cherry!


Sarah Dane Photography

The 2020 TAHS Homecoming Court

Senior Madison Coleman was named the 2020 Tyrone Homecoming Queen and Mattie Cherry was named Princess at the annual Tyrone Homecoming football game on Friday, October 16 at Gray Memorial Field.

“I am still speechless and overwhelmed with happiness. I am so honored to have been crowned queen,” said Coleman.

Coleman was one of 26 senior girls nominated by the sports teams, extracurricular activities, clubs, and student organizations at Tyrone Area High School.

Coleman represented the swim team but is also a member of Aevidum, National Honor Society, Blair Regional YMCA Swim Team, and the St. John’s Thrive Group. Coleman plans to attend college next year for special education and also to continue her athletic career in swimming.

The 2020 Princess was Mattie Cherry, representing the Quiz League Team. Cherry is also involved in volleyball, YAN, Golden Revolution, National Honor Society, Renaissance, and Student Council. She plans to attend college next fall, major in math, and play volleyball.

The second runner up was Anna-Lynn Fryer, representing the Speech Team. Fryer is also involved in volleyball, National Honor Society, YAN, Golden Revolution, and Student Council. She plans to attend college for nursing and eventually specialize in anesthetics or obstetrics.

Homecoming winners
Second runner up Anna Lynn Fryer, Princess Mattie Cherry, Queen Madison Coleman, 2019 Queen Reagan Wood, Third runner up Miranda Goodman (Terry McCaulley)

The third runner up was Miranda Goodman who represented Mock Trial. Goodman is also involved in volleyball, track and field, National Honor Society, Math Club, and Escape Room Club.  Next year she plans to attend Penn State’s Schreyer’s Honors majoring in applied data science and then get a law degree. 

The Homecoming Committee and teachers involved in the interview committee were very impressed with this year’s candidates.

“Your positive attitudes, camaraderie, and commitment to representing TAHS were outstanding,” said Homecoming Advisor Michelle Marasco.

This year’s Court shattered the previous record for donations to their chosen charity, the Suicide Prevention Foundation. The Homecoming Court raised a total of $15,329 in honor of Tyrone Area High School Alumni Adam Zook. 

This amount of money has never been heard of in TAHS Homecoming history. The previous record for money raised for charity was $4000. 

Because of COVID, the homecoming court was not able to make cans and raise money in school. Instead, they set up a Go Fund Me Page, which was extremely successful.

“Suicide is a topic that hits close to home for Tyrone. To have raised that much money as a community to give to a great cause is amazing,” said Coleman.

The goal was originally set at $2000 dollars and was quickly exceeded. As the goal kept going up the community kept donating. 

“I honestly could never imagine them raising so much money,” says Homecoming advisor Tiffany Smith.