Meet the 2015 Tyrone High School Homecoming Court


Front row: Sawyer Crawford, Anna Baran, Gina Gavazzi, Shaniah Kennedy, Anslee Walk, Marlena Wagner, Kendra Wertz, and Kayla Green. Back Row: Emily Long, Mary Beth Raabe, Carly Crofcheck, Sarah Isenberg, Madison Noll, Finnley Christine, Marissa Sprankle and Erika Voyzey. (Absent from photo: Rachel Bonsell and Amber Gill)

The following 19 girls were nominated for the 2015-2016 Homecoming Court.  The winners will be announced at 6:20 pm before Friday’s home football game.

Anna Baran

Parent(s): Peter and Jo Lynn Baran

Club/Team Nominated by: Softball

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Soccer, PACE, Student Council, National Honor Society, Eagle Eye

Special Awards/Honors: Softball MVP, Challenge Program

Future Plans: To attend college for physical therapy, and to play softball as well

Person you most admire: John Grace

Escort: Garrett Matley

Charity Choice: Central PA Humane Society

Homecoming - Rae

Rachel “Rae” Bonsell

Parent(s): Brian Walter and Gretchen Bonsell

Club/Team Nominated by: Marching Band

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Concert Band, YAN, Jazz Band, Concert Choir

Special Awards/Honors: Future Plans: To get married to Andreya Kennedy at the end of the summer, move to Washington State and attend college for Psychology.

Person you most admire: Gerard Way

Escort: Kerrigan Julian

Finnley Christine

Parent(s): Paul Christine and Penny Smith

Club/Team Nominated by: Girls Basketball

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Softball, Renaissance Club, FBLA, Eagle Eye

Special Awards/Honors: Winning Mountain League 3 years in a row for basketball

Future Plans: Attend Penn State Behrend for sports medicine and play basketball

Person you most admire: Ms. Kline, Coach Rhoades and my mom

Escort: AJ Grassi

Charity Choice: Central PA Humane Society


Homecoming - Sawyer

Sawyer Cathleen Crawford

Parent(s): Laura Crawford

Club/Team Nominated by: Cheerleading

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Student Council, YAN, FBLA

Special Awards/Honors: Penn State Main Spirit Award

Future Plans: Attend Delaware Valley for Zoology

Person you most admire: Makayla Ritchey

Escort: Sean McGovern

Charity Choice: PETA

Homecoming - Carly

Carly Crofcheck

Parent(s): Scott and Lorrie Crofcheck

Club/Team Nominated by: Youth Action Network (YAN)

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Volleyball, Track and Field, FFA, Aevidum, National Honor Society, Eagle Eye

Special Awards/Honors: The Challenge Program

Future Plans: Attend PSU Altoona, majoring in Environmental Engineering

Person you most admire: my mother

Escort: Parker Mitchell

Homecoming - Gina

Gina Frances Gavazzi

Parent(s): Thomas and Susan Gavazzi

Club/Team Nominated by: Bedford/Blair Scholastic Quiz League

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Fencing, POPS Extension, National Honors Society, Mock Trial

Special Awards/Honors: Elk’s Lodge Student of the Month (Spring 2015)

Future Plans: Attend Penn State and major in Human Development and Family Studies

Person you most admire: Malala Yousafzai (activist for female education in Pakistan)

Escort: Draven Fisher

Charity Choice: Food for the Poor

Homecoming - Amber

Amber Gill

Parent(s): Donnie and Carol Gill

Club/Team Nominated by: HOSA

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Basketball

Special Awards/Honors: HOSA Secretary

Future Plans: To go to college for occupational therapy

Person you most admire: Morgan Wineland

Escort: Erick Ixtepan-Ramirez

Charity Choice: Saint Jude’s Hospital

Homecoming - Kayla

Kayla Green

Parent(s): Mark and Billijo Green

Club/Team Nominated by: Renaissance

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: YAN, Student Council and FBLA

Special Awards/Honors: High Honor Student

Future Plans: Taking a year off school to travel then possibly going into the Air Force

Person you most admire: Sister, Heather Mertiff

Escort: Chase Maceno

Charity Choice: Action against Hunger

Homecoming - Sarah

Sarah Isenberg

Parent(s): Todd Isenberg and Laurie Powell-Isenberg

Club/Team Nominated by: POPS

Special Awards/Honors:  Elks Student of the Month twice, National Honor Society, and PMEA choral festivals

Future Plans: Pre-Med, then medical school for psychiatry or attain a Ph.D. in Psychology and specialize in Psychotherapy

Person you most admire: Lily Williams

Escort: Will Lash

Charity Choice: Eddie’s Angels

Homecoming - Shania

Shania Kennedy

Parent(s): Michael and Michele Kennedy

Club/Team Nominated by: Concert Choir

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: POPS Extension

Future Plans: To graduate with a degree in English from Westminster College. After that I would like to become a journalist and cover world events.

Person you most admire: My mother Michele

Escort: Tyler Eaken

Charity Choice: Make-A-Wish

Homecoming- Emily

Emily Long

Parent(s): Jeff and Vikki Long

Club/Team Nominated by: Ag Education Program

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team and Pennsylvania State Agriscience Competition

Special Awards/Honors: Greenhand Degree and Silver medal Parliamentary Procedure

Future Plans: Attend South Hills for Business Administration and Accounting and become employed at Graystone after college.

Person you most admire: My Dad

Escort: Gage Light

Charity Choice: The Backpack Program

Homecoming - Madison

Madison Noll

Parent(s): George Noll and Jen Noll

Club/Team Nominated by: Soccer

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Student Council, FBLA, Basketball and Softball

Special Awards/Honors: Winning the Mountain League Championship for basketball three years in a row.

Future Plans: Attend Penn State Altoona majoring in Psychology

Person you most admire: Tiffany Smith

Escort: Colby Pannebaker

Charity Choice: American Cancer Society – In Loving Memory of Sabrina Williams

Homecoming - Mary Beth

Mary Beth Raabe

Parent(s): Jim and Michelle Raabe

Club/Team Nominated by: National Honor Society

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Dance Fusion Competition Team, YAN, Student Council, Scholastic Quiz League, National Honor Society, Aevidum, and PACE

Special Awards/Honors: Presidential Gold Volunteer Award, Graduate of Blair County Youth Leadership and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

Future Plans: Attend College for Pre-Medicine

Person you most admire: My mom, Michelle Raabe

Escort: Brandon Decker

Charity Choice: Golden Eagle Backpack Program

Homecoming - Desiree

Desiree Sparks

Parent(s): Crystal Sparks

Club/Team Nominated by: Concert Choir

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Marching Band/ Concert Band, FFA, and Concert Choir

Future Plans: Attend College for either Equestrian Studies in Colorado or History of Europe in Pennsylvania or Scotland

Person you most admire: My Mother

Escort: Conner Garman

Charity Choice: Panzi Hospital

Homecoming - Marissa

Marissa Sprankle

Parent(s): Chad and Ann Sprankle

Club/Team Nominated by: FBLA

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Basketball, Softball, and Student Council

Special Awards/Honors: Mountain League Champs 3 years in a row for basketball

Future Plans: Attend Penn State to major in education

Escort: Gary Weaver

Charity Choice: THON

Homecoming - Anslee

Anslee Walk

Parent(s): Russell and Cheri Walk

Club/Team Nominated by: Volleyball

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: POPS Extension, Ski Club

Future Plans: Attend college to pursue a teaching degree and play volleyball

Person you most admire: My dad

Escort: Grayson Putt

Charity Choice: Panzi Hospital

Homecoming - Marlena

Marlena T. Wagner

Parent(s): Anja and Jack Wagner

Club/Team Nominated by: Tennis

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: President of Student Council, Track, National Honor Society, POPS

Special Awards/Honors: Mountain League All Star 2 years in a row in tennis

Future Plans: Becoming an Elementary school teacher, traveling overseas and teaching English in an underdeveloped country.  

Person you most admire: My mom

Escort: Adam Zook

Charity Choice: Easter Seals Society

Homecoming- Kendra

Kendra Wertz

Parent(s): Kenneth and Amy Wertz

Club/Team Nominated by: Tyrone Eagle Eye

Future Plans: Furthering my education by majoring in English and Journalism  

Person you most admire: My father

Escort: Hunter Jackson

Charity Choice: Operation Homefront

Homecoming - Erika

Erika Voyzey

Parent(s): Pat and Frosty Voyzey  

Club/Team Nominated by: Track and Field

Other Clubs/Sports Teams: Tennis, POPs Extension, National Honor Society, Student Counsel, YAN, Aevidum, Mock Trial, Eagle Eye

Special Awards/Honors: High Excellence and Academic Awards, STEM Challenge Program Award, State High Jump Champion 2014 and 2015, All-American Status ranking 5th in the Nation.

Future Plans: Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Compete in Division 1 Track and Field  

Person you most admire: Freddie Dorman and Chris Shedd

Escort: Coy Focht

Charity Choice: Global Sports Foundation