Emma Haley named 2021 Homecoming Queen

Thomas Tait '22, Editor-in-Chief

Out of the roughly 300 senior girls in the Class of 2022, Emma Haley has been chosen as Homecoming queen.

The Dunkin’ obsessed swimmer and Women’s Forum member sat down with The Patriot to discuss her crowning, escort, and what this all means to her.

Her escort was Eddie Tobler, Co-President of DECA and someone Haley has known for years.

“Eddie is my best friend. He’s my childhood best friend. Our families are super close, I grew up with him, so it felt fitting for my escort to be Eddie. There was no question on who else it would be.”

Lori McEntee, a Bunker Hill Middle School financial literacy and computers teacher, and Emma’s FBLA and yearbook advisor, was the “favorite teacher” Haley chose for her introduction at halftime of the homecoming football game.

“She made me the president of the yearbook as a 7th grader, which is kind of a big deal since the president was usually in 8th grade. She always believed in me…I wouldn’t be who I am today without her.”

Haley picked the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Gloucester County as her charity of choice, and the donation was part of what made her crowning so important to her.

“It’s a big deal to me because this means that I get to donate a good amount of money to my charity of choice, which was the ARC, which is something really important to my family, so I’m really excited to be able to give back to them.”

As for her obsession with Dunkin’, Haley cited post-swim club donut runs as a child.

“In the summer I work at Whitman Square Swim Club, and I’ve gone there all my life, and just up the street is a Dunkin’ Donuts. So, after practice, all the kids, we would walk to Dunkin’ Donuts….literally my childhood I would go every single day in the summer.”

Haley described her time on the court as, “not the normal experience, but definitely a lot fun.”

“I really enjoyed being with the girls. Although we didn’t have too too much time together, it was still a great experience.”