GNA Homecoming Court an embodiment of Trojan Spirit

The crowning of Miss GNA and the celebration of her court have continuously been a highlight of homecoming at Greater Nanticoke Area


Photos by Andy

Miss GNA and her court.

Kamea Paresa and Gabe Josefowicz

At Greater Nanticoke Area, homecoming is more than just a football game. It is a celebration of school pride that permeates throughout the entire district and into the local community. Starting at the elementary level and continuing through the secondary level, all students, staff, teachers, and administrators partake in a week full of activities that promote not only school spirit, but also community pride and camaraderie. 

Throughout Covid-19, students have exhibited Trojan Spirit despite the obstacles the pandemic has brought. With the return of the traditional homecoming events, the enthusiasm of the Greater Nanticoke Area School District rebounded stronger than before.

This time of year is also a memorable moment for Nanticoke seniors as the homecoming queen and her court are elected. The crowning of Miss GNA and the celebration of her court have continuously been a highlight of homecoming at Greater Nanticoke Area for decades. Miss GNA and her court represent qualities that the entire student body value. These qualities include kindness, honesty, integrity, and school spirit. The homecoming court is an embodiment of Trojan Spirit, and this year’s court is no exception.

Meet the 2021-2022 GNA Homecoming Court:


Myla Vnuk (Photos by Andy)

Myla Vnuk is the daughter of Michelle and David Vnuk and was escorted by Braden Zaremba as the 2021-2022 GNA Homecoming Queen.

As the results of the vote were announced, Myla was excited to hear who had made the court and was in disbelief when it was revealed that she was this year’s homecoming queen. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was so excited for everyone who made it; I wasn’t even expecting to hear my name.”

She explained that making the homecoming court was an incredible opportunity to bring everyone together. She offered advice to those who would like to be a member of the court one day. “Just have fun with it! “These are memories in the making. The whole week is filled with fun times, no matter how you’re involved.”

Throughout high school, Myla has always been involved in extracurricular activities including being a member of the girl’s varsity volleyball team as well as helping out the boy’s volleyball team. For the past three years, she has been elected as the student class president and is proud to be a part of the Student Council.

After high school, Myla plans on going to Wilkes University. She would like to major in secondary education and teach environmental science. She also plans on getting her special education certification.

Myla has unlimited memories from GNA with her most memorable experiences including any that involved bringing the class together. She said, “My favorite memories are pep rallies, parades, or even just regular classes throughout the day.” She is going to miss GNA. She continued. . . “our school makes everything enjoyable and really makes it interactive for the students.” These memories are moments that she will forever hold on to.

The most influential people in Myla’s life are her parents. “My parents are always who I look up to and learn the most from. I’m grateful to them and to God for everything in my life.”

Myla is thankful for everything that has been given to her and will forever hang on to her memories at GNA.


Kylie Albert (Photos by Andy)

Kylie Albert is the daughter of Rose and Jason Albert and was escorted by Jonathan Kochanski as a part of the 2021-2022 GNA Homecoming Court.

When the results of the vote were announced, she said, “I was flabbergasted. I was not expecting it at all.” Kylie explained how she hopes to inspire those who want to be on the court one day. “The most exciting aspect about being on the court is seeing how excited the little kids get seeing all the girls on homecoming.” Her advice to those who want to be on the court one day is to ” keep your head high because you never want your crown to fall off with your head down!”

Throughout high school, Kylie has remained active in various extracurricular activities, her favorite being sports. Kylie has been passionate about basketball since fourth grade and is currently a part of the girl’s varsity basketball team. She has also been a volleyball player for five years and is currently a member of the girl’s varsity volleyball team.

After high school, Kylie would like to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to reach her goal of working as a registered nurse.

Kylie has various memories of GNA that she will hang on to forever. She is going to miss the people and the environment that GNA has brought to her. She said, “I’m going to miss playing sports with my friends, and seeing everyone in the halls.” She will forever remember her favorite class, biology, where she has learned about the sciences of the world around her. However, her fondest memory of GNA is always going to be when she would receive the good news of the school lunch serving her favorite chicken mashed potato bowl.

The most influential person in Kylie’s life is her mom. “She has been by my side for everything. She’s always the first one to my games and is always the one who pushes me to be the best.”

Kylie will never forget her memories from GNA and is thankful for the opportunity to represent her class on this year’s homecoming court.


Kaleah Moran (Photos by Andy)

Kaleah Moran is the daughter of Raymond and Linda Moran and was escorted by Owen Brown as a part of the 2021 GNA Homecoming Court.

When Kaleah first found out she was on the court, she was ecstatic to be representing her class. She was most excited to be a part of the pep rallies so she could be a role model for the younger students. Kaleah is beyond thankful to be on the 2021-2022 homecoming court with her closest friends here at GNA.

Growing up in Nanticoke, Kaleah is involved in various extracurricular activities. Kaleah is a four-year member of the girls’ varsity soccer team as well as a four-year member of the girls swim team. Kaleah has been the vice president of the student government for three years and is a proud member of Student Council. She has also been a participant in chorus and is a part of the art club. After graduating high school, she plans to attend Penn State University to major in Environmental Engineering. 

Kaleah will definitely savor many memories here at GNA. She will mostly miss her daily life here at GNA and the routine she has created for herself over the past four years. Her favorite memories as a student are the school dances and each time everyone comes together as a student body. Kaleah also has various memories with all of her classes and teachers. Her favorite class is scientific research and design because it is all hands-on and very entertaining.

Kaleah’s favorite spot on the GNA campus is not a place many people know about – the planetarium that’s connected to Mr. Fleury’s room. 

She gave advice to all those who would like to be on the court: “My advice to not only girls who would like to be on the homecoming court, but to all girls is to simply be nice to one another. Try your best to make a positive impact on the lives of others and not a negative one.”


Magalie Huertero (Photos by Andy)

Magalie Huertero is the daughter of Hilda and Junior Huertero. She was escorted by Cameron Fox as a part of the GNA 2021-2022 Homecoming Court.

When Magalie first found out she was on the court, she was completely shocked and honored that the class of 2022 chose her to represent the graduating class.

Growing up in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Magalie is involved in multiple extracurricular activities. She goes to Odyssey Fitness in Wilkes-Barre daily. Magalie loves to power-lift. She also works at Margarita Azul and is a part of the Tro-Hawks swim team.

After Magalie graduates from GNA, she plans to attend college and go into the Navy. She has intentions of becoming a psychiatrist. 

Her favorite high school memories consist of her freshman year, the 2020-2021 prom, and of course, the chicken mash potato bowls served at lunch.

Magalie is thankful for the opportunity to be on this year’s court. “Although it can be a little bit stressful, it’s the most fun! It is definitely a memory you are going to carry for the rest of your life.”


Olivia Lore (Photos by Andy)

Olivia Lore is the daughter of Crystal Lore and was escorted by Ryan Fisher as a part of the GNA 2021-2022 Homecoming court.

When the results of the vote were announced, Olivia was ecstatic that she would join the court with her peers. “I was so excited; I couldn’t stop shaking.” She explained that the most thrilling part of being on the court is “becoming a big involvement in the school and to be a part of the pep rallies!” She stated that there is no greater honor than serving as a representative of her class.

Growing up in Nanticoke, she is an active member of the soccer team as well as the track team. Outside of school, Olivia is proud to be involved in dance as it has been a passion of hers for years. After high school, she plans to attend college and would like to major in biology to become a forensic science technician.

Olivia is going to miss GNA. Her favorite memories include the spirit games, football games, and being a part of the homecoming court. She has made lifelong friends here at Nanticoke and will carry the memories she has made with her beyond her high school years.

The most influential person in Olivia’s life is her mother. “She is the hardest worker I know and is so passionate about everything she does.”

Olivia is appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of this year’s court to represent her student class and will forever remember the memories made at GNA.