Crossett and Hamburg’s homecoming queens were invited to represent their communities at this season’s Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

Hamburg Queen Ciara Tucker and Crossett Queen Rebekah Frisby were two of the three homecoming queens who represented the state of Arkansas last weekend during the Autozone Liberty Bowl.

 Each year, homecoming queens from across the country are invited to represent their respective states during the Liberty Bowl game and pregame events.

The tradition of inviting queens from all over the country has been going on for more than 30 years. Frisby said she was honored to be invited. Frisby said her favorite part about the trip was getting to meet new people.

“I think the most memorable part of the experience for me was meeting and creating bonds with all the new people,” Frisby said.

The girls toured St. Jude’s Hospital, participated in a game day parade and danced with country singer Scotty McCreery during half time of the Navy vs. Kansas State game.

Frisby said dancing with McCreery at half-time was a very memorable part of the experience, ranking right at the top with meeting new people.

 Tucker is the daughter of Darrick and Tai Tucker of Hamburg. Hamburg High School staff members said she is a very active student and talented athlete. Tucker is a starting member of the Lady Lions basketball team and is a an active participant in many other clubs and organizations at Hamburg High School.

Frisby is the daughter of Faron and Patty Frisby of Crossett.

She is the major captain of the Eaglette squad and an act of member of multiple activity groups and clubs including Kantorei, Teacher Cadet, Beta Club, principal’s cabinet and Students for Christ. Frisby is also treasurer of student council and is the reporter for multiple clubs as well.

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