Student Group Looks to Add Homecoming Dance

TAHS students: Take the survey below on your interest in attending a Homecoming Dance


Autumn is the favorite season for many people. It’s the time for football games, changing leaves, the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, and the Homecoming Dance.

Except in Tyrone. Many surrounding high schools have a Homecoming Dance, including Altoona, Bishop Guilfoyle, Huntingdon, Bellefonte, and Hollidaysburg.

A Homecoming dance is a semi-formal dance that takes place around the time of the Homecoming game. Students can get dressed up and have a great time making memories that will last a lifetime.

Last year, we collected 126 student and six teacher signatures on a petition supporting the idea that TAHS should host the dance this year. This year, we need you to show us that you are still interested in a Homecoming Dance.  

The Mock Trial team, advised by Mr. Cammarata and Mr. Funicelli have expressed interest in planning and sponsoring a Homecoming Dance as a fundraiser for the Mock Trial team, but only if there is enough student interest for them to make enough money to defray the cost of their annual Pittsburgh tournament.

There is no better way to show school pride. Traditionally, that’s what Homecoming is – alumni and students coming together to show school unity. A dance would be a celebration of our school community. Students would go to the dance and show everyone that we bleed orange and black.

Also, unlike the prom, all Tyrone Area High School Students, grades 9-12 would be invited to congratulate the senior winners of the Homecoming court, and have a fun time with their peers.

Finally, let’s face it, the best reason to have a dance – IT’S FUN. Who doesn’t love a party? We are always being told “these are the best years of our lives.”

So let’s make the memories now while we still have the chance. A Homecoming Dance is a great part of the whole high school experience, and we should be able to get dressed up, get out, and dance.

Let’s hear from you Tyrone High School students! Bring back the Homecoming dance by answering our poll: