Tyrone Crowns 2022 Homecoming Court

The Eagle Eye’s MacKenzie Hyde was named Queen

 

Eagle Eye representative MacKenzie Hyde was named the 2022 Tyrone Homecoming Queen at Gray Field on September 30.  She was joined by princess Avalyn Moore, second runner-up Marley Grazier, third runner-up Reagan Irons, and fourth runner-up Elizabeth Fryer.

Hyde is the 2022-23 Eagle Eye Editor-in-Chief and has been involved with the student newspaper for four years. She is also in Student Council, NHS, Prom Committee, and the Eagle Yearbook.

“I was very surprised to have won, but it was a great surprise,” said Hyde. “I’m excited and happy to have been able to win for the Eagle Eye. It was great to represent the Eagle Eye because it has become a passion of mine over the past four years.”

I’m excited and happy to have been able to win for the Eagle Eye. It was great to represent the Eagle Eye because it has become a passion of mine over the past four years”

— MacKenzie Hyde

Collectively, the 28 homecoming nominees raised $13,946 for their chosen charity, the Central PA Humane Society.

“I am very happy with the amount of money raised for the Humane Society,” said third runner-up Reagan Irons from the track and field team. “ This fundraiser was really important to me because I love animals and I got my dog from the Humane Society, so I was really happy to see that that much money would go towards helping animals in need.”

Princess Avalyn Moore is one of the captains of the soccer team. “I was very excited about winning and grateful I was nominated to be on the court to represent soccer,” said Moore.

Only seniors are able to participate, and it is a great experience for each of the girls to have before they finish high school.

“I could have never imagined that we all are one step closer to graduation and this will become another memory to add. The homecoming court helps bring the community together with one cause in the center of it all, along with friendship,” said the fourth runner-up and yearbook representative Elizabeth Fryer.

This fundraiser was really important to me because I love animals and I got my dog from the Humane Society, so I was really happy to see that that much money would go towards helping animals in need”

— Reagan Irons

Although most people associate Homecoming with the crowning of the Queen and court at the football game, there are a lot of activities that occur during the weeks prior.

“Homecoming requires a lot of time and effort, between the interviews, fundraising, and sash creating. All of the candidates did a wonderful job participating in all of these events and making this year incredible,” said Tyrone Math teacher and homecoming advisor Michele Marasco.

Nominees are selected by sports teams, clubs, or extracurricular activities. All candidates then participate in four events: Popular Vote, Sash Decorating, Personal Interviews, and Virtual Fundraiser. The top five young ladies in each category receive points (50, 40, 30, 20, 10). The nominee with the highest score will be crowned Queen with the second highest being crowned Princess.

“The entire experience was just an overall good time. It felt like less of a competition between friends, and more like a team activity! The atmosphere was nothing but supportive throughout the entire event,” said third runner-up Marley Grazier.

2022 Hoco Court
Lizzy Fryer. Reagan Irons, MacKenzie Hyde, Avalyn Moore, and Marley Grazier (Terry McCaulley)