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#TriviaTuesday - A Madison High Homecoming History Question

It’s TriviaTuesday and Homecoming Season! Let’s celebrate this week’s debut of Madison High School yearbooks (beginning year 1961) on MidPointe Library’s Digital Archives by asking the following: 

Q:  Who was crowned Madison High Homecoming Queen in 1961? Who was her escort?  

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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.

To reminisce with more Madison yearbooks, look no farther than MidPointe Library! 

We’re proud to announce that Madison yearbooks dating from 1961 to 2018 debuted on MidPointe’s Digital Archives yesterday.  

Yearbook editions from 1961 to 1989 can be viewed online from anywhere. Issues from 1990 to 2018 can be accessed online only from a MidPointe location. Madison yearbooks are not available on-shelf. 

To view this latest historical collection, go to: 

www.midpointelibrary.org > eLibrary > Digital Archives > The Tomahawk Madison Local School District High School Yearbooks 

(*) 1961 images are from the 1962 Tomahawk yearbook, available on MidPointe Library’s Digital Archives