76th Queen of the Candles Pageant
This year marks the 76th Queen of the Candles Pageant. The Pageant is sponsored by Listrak and arranged by the Lititz Woman’s Club. Twelve young ladies, who are all members of the Warwick High School Class of 2017, are selected by their classmates through a secret ballot. The individual who received the most votes serves as the Queen and the other as her Court. The honor of being chosen the Queen remains a secret until the last moment of the Pageant when
the floral arrangement is placed upon her head.
The newly crowned Queen lights her candle and in turn, lights the candles of her Court. Lititz Boy Scouts light their torches from the lighted candles and pass the light to those who will light the colossal display of over 4,500 candles that create the grand illumination of the Park.
Carson Reid Armstrong
Carson is the daughter of Ryan and Alison Armstrong. During her senior year, she served her second year as class secretary. She also helped to plan senior prom. She served as vice president of the Aevdium Club, which focuses on student empowerment and acceptance.
She was the Lititz Rotary Club’s 2016 September student of the month. Carson participated in 4 years of basketball and lacrosse, where she was selected as captain for her second year. She coached for the Lititz youth lacrosse program. She is attending Lock Haven University to continue playing lacrosse and study Health and Physical Education.
Madeline Elizabeth Armstrong
Madeline is the daughter of Michael Pautz and Pamela Armstrong-Pautz. Madeline was the president of Aevdium, a commissioner for Link Crew and a member of ASAP in her senior year. She also was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Interact. She was honorably selected to be the Lititz Woman’s Club Senior of the Month for September 2016.
She spoke at the Community Resiliency event in March where she was able to share her testimony. She fills her time playing soccer with the Lititz youth Travel Club, volunteering with NHS and helping out at the home for North Star Initiative. She recently returned from a missions trip to Sierra Leone where she helped deliver a two-day leadership training to adults to help them run kid’s ministries and recognize sex trafficking signs. While there she also delivered Vacation Bible School programs to close to 500 children. She plans to attend college to major in biological studies with a pre-med focus and minor in Spanish.
Taylor Christine Gonzales
Taylor is the daughter of David and Heidi Gonzales. She was on the girls’ soccer and basketball teams, receiving a varsity letter in both sports during all four years of her high school career. Taylor was also honored to be selected as team captain for both during her senior year. She is a member of Aevidum, Student Council, Civics Club, and was a commissioner for Link Crew. She was selected to be the November Student of the month by the Lititz Woman’s Club.
She is a member of the New Apostolic Church and works at Moravian Manor. Her future plans are to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology to pursue becoming an ER Nurse while also playing for their soccer team as the goalkeeper. She also hopes to travel the world, have a family and live life to the fullest.
Carley Jayne Hess
Carley is the daughter of Randy and Stephanie Hess. Throughout her senior year at Warwick High School, Carley was an active member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and National Business Honor Society. She was on the distinguished honor roll all four years of high school. She was also involved with the Unite Club in school and volunteered her time to participate in Link Crew. She was the Varsity cheerleading captain her senior year and volunteered many years coaching Warwick Youth Cheerleading. Outside of school she works at the Brickerville House Family Restaurant. Carley will be attending the University of Pittsburgh in the fall and hopes to have a successful career in the business field.
Laura N Kramer
Laura is the daughter of Matthew Kramer and Jennifer Egizi. She is a commissioner for Link Crew, a member of the National English Honor Society and an employee of the Canine Country Club in Manheim.
In the fall Laura will be attending Penn State University with a major in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She then hopes to go on to get her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Madalyn Paige Mendez
Maddie is the daughter of Susan Delgiorno-Ream & Jeffry Ream and Wes & Stacey Mendez. During her senior year she played field hockey and also ran the 1600-meter race in Track& Field where she was a team captain. Maddie is involved in Link Crew which helps incoming freshman with the “shock” of high school.
Rebecca Marie Owsinksi
Rebecca is the daughter of Thomas and Jacqueline Owsinski. She was on the leadership committee of Warwick’s Unite mini-THON where she was the head of Public Relations and was also a Link Crew leader this year. She is part of the music program where she is first chair violin for the high school orchestra.
Rebecca was captain of the Lacrosse team as well as member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the National French Honor Society and the National Music Honor Society. After graduation she plans to attend college and major in marketing.
Jenna Kathleen Raezer
Jenna is the daughter of Christian and Susan Raezer. She is an active member of the PALS club which assists the learning support students with fun activities. She is a Link Crew leader which helps the incoming freshmen with their transition to high school. Jenna is part of the National Art Honor Society and enjoys art. She is on the steering committee for the UNITE club which organizes the Warwick Mini-THON that helps raise money for pediatric cancer. She was in charge of decorations for Mini-THON as part of her role on the steering committee.
She volunteers at the Hands-On-House over the summer and works as a server and hostess at the Brickerville House Family restaurant. Jenna will be attending Millersville University in the fall to continue her passion for art as she majors in art education.
Hannah Nicole Reinhart
Hannah is the daughter of Betty Jo and Jason Reinhart. Throughout her senior year she has been part of multiple clubs such as Environ, Link Crew and Nation Honor Society. She serves on the leadership board of the UNITE club and is Vice President of the National English Honor Society. She is employed at Copper Cup and volunteered at the Lititz Public Library.
Jenna completed her 11th year of piano lessons with Carolyn North. She was selected as the Senior of the month for March by the Lititz Woman’s Club. Next year she is planning on attending Ithaca College in New York to attain a degree in environmental studies and a minor in music.
Kayla Mariah Rohrbach
Kayla is the daughter of John and Jennifer Rohrbach. She is the Co-President of PALS, part of the UNITE club, a Link Crew Leader, and this year really enjoyed being Mrs. Morris’s teacher assistant in the Life Skills class. She has been on the distinguished honor roll throughout her senior year.
Outside of school she enjoys volunteering her time at Citygate Free Lunch Café in Lancaster and Lancaster General Hospital in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She also works at the local farmers’ market. Jenna is an active member at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church where she volunteers in the infant nursery. She enjoys running in her free time. After graduation she is attending Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She would also like to travel and most importantly, have a family.
Jordan MaryBeth Sweeney
Jordan is the daughter of John and Jeanette Sweeney. She has been involved in numerous clubs at Warwick such as Link Crew, the Literary Magazine, National French Honor Society and National Honor Society. Outside of school she plays the piano and is very passionate about dance. She is a captain on a four-time national champion hip hop dance team called Construct.
She works at Isabella’s Ice Cream Parlor and volunteers at the Lititz Community Chest. After graduation she will attend St Joseph’s University as a psychology major, while continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.
Maddie Grace Wagner
Maddie is the daughter of Jeff and Kris Wagner. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society and the HYPE club. She is on the distinguished honor roll and is also a captain on the lacrosse team.
Maddie attends White Oak Church of the Brethren and is an active member in the youth group. This past summer she traveled to Puerto Rico for a week long missions trip. After graduation she is planning to attend Capernwray Bible School in England.
Flower Girl –
Taylor Naomi Bonano
Taylor is the daughter of Carlos and Ebony Bonano. She completed first grade in Mrs. Chivinski’s class at Kissel Hill Elementary. Taylor was able to show growth and perseverance during her first grade year. She was able to progress through speech classes and has successfully mastered speech therapy. Her, favorite subject is math and when she is not at school she enjoys jumping at Sky Zone and showing her acrobatic talents. She also, enjoys drawing and attending children’s church at In The Light Ministries. Taylor is always willing to help and enjoys being on the go.
Crown Bearer –
Riley Gannon Thomas
Riley is the son of Jon and Toni Thomas. He completed first grade in Mrs. McKonly’s first grade at Lititz Elementary. He is a Tiger Scout in Pack 44, plays Little League Baseball, takes Hip-Hop at Dance Dynamix and sings in the Kids Kreation Choir at Lititz United Methodist Church. He was selected as Student of the Month in October 2016 at Lititz Elementary for Responsible Citizenship. He also took first place in his den at the Pinewood Derby. Last summer, he and his brother Grady and sister, Keeley, raise $226 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. He loves to play outside with his brother, sister and neighborhood friends. And he especially loves to ride his bike.
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