A: Margaret Tyra was crowned 1961 Madison High Homecoming Queen. Her escort was Jerry Hutchens. (*) Senior Class President Harold Knepshield had the honor of crowning the Queen.
Margaret was one of five candidates for the royal title. They included Mary Whiteman, Diana Tipton, Carolyn Egelston and Gail Apple.
Photographs of all the candidates, the queen and her escort and homecoming festivities appeared in the following year’s “Tomahawk” yearbook (1962 edition, below).
1961 homecoming festivities included a football matchup between Madison and Lakota preceded by a pep band, snake dance and bonfire pep rally.