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Hoder Crowned As Homecoming Queen

By Staff | Oct 12, 2016

The Tyler Homecoming Court’s seniors are shown above after Courtney Hoder, lower left, was crowned as the 2016 queen during halftime at Friday’s football queen.

Rain could not deny destiny during Friday’s halftime Homecoming coronation.

Senior Courtney Hoder was crowned as the 2016 Homecoming Queen while the runner-up was Hannah Ankrom.

Homecoming is a time when alumni return to the school to reminisce. Homecoming usually includes a week of festivities, including a dance and a sporting event, such as a football game. The homecoming queen is chosen by her fellow students, and she usually is someone who is active in the school and a model of school spirit.

“I am so excited about being this year’s Homecoming Queen,” Hoder said moments after accepting her crown, sash. “I wasn’t expecting this, so I am so thankful.”

Hoder, 17, praised her parents Tim Hoder and Angela Bennett. She is a member of several groups at school.

Members of the court were – Senior queen candidates Hoder, Dani Yonaley, Abigail Fletcher, Devann McCoy, and Hannah Ankrom; Junior princesses Kenna Smith and Asia Keller; Sophomore princesses Josey Jones and JoLee Walton; Freshman princesses Jonaya Staley and Naomi Mathers.

Special thanks goes to TCHS teacher Maggie Fisher for her assistance with this article/photos.