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The 2022 Queen of the Candles Court

 

Kalysta Lyn Sauder

As she prepares to attend Westchester University in the fall to major in Accounting, minor in White Collar Crime, and pursue a career in Forensic Accounting, Kalysta remembers Friday night football games as her favorite memory of high school.  The daughter of Dustin and Jenelle Sauder, Kalysta was not only part of the National Honor Society and Business National Honor Society in her senior year of High School, but also served as Vice President of the Warwick Future Business Leaders of America Club.  She served her community at the Tied House in downtown Lititz, and as a volunteer for Water Street Rescue Mission and Lititz Leo Club member.  Kalysta also played on the Girls Soccer Team and interned at Lititz-based tech company, Listrak, during her senior year.

 

Leanna Strouse

Leanna, a National Honor Society, Business National Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America member, looks back on her fond high school memories of planning and decorating for homecoming.  As Secretary of Student Council in her senior year, she also highlights the positive experience of meeting new people through the club.  Leanna played on the Girls Lacrosse team and served not only as Captain of the field hockey team during her senior year, but also as Co-President of the Lititz Leo Club.  The daughter of Adam and Angie Strouse, Leanna plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in Business.

 

Chloe Elizabeth Zook

Chloe, daughter of Brian and Jacki Zook, will be attending Waynesburg University in the fall to play soccer and major in Nursing.  In addition to being a National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member, Chloe served on the Student Council and was captain of the Girls Soccer team.  When she wasn’t busy working at Fox Meadows Creamery or in the Cafe at Grace Church, where she is a member, Chloe could be found spending time with friends getting food or playing Spikeball.  Looking back at her senior year, Chloe’s favorite memories are of Mrs. Henderson’s AP Statistics class with Ann Barney and playing soccer with her friends.

 

Grace Julia Maclary

“I am very thankful for the experiences my senior year has brought me”, says Grace, the daughter of Scott and Christine Maclary.  For Grace, one of the most memorable of these experiences was returning to in-person classes after shutdown during her senior year and seeing everyone again.  Grace is a distinguished honor roll student and a National Honor Society Member, and she played on the Girls Soccer team during the fall of her senior year.  Patrons of the Brickerville House and LCBC members can expect to continue to see Grace after graduation as she prepares to attend HACC in the fall to become a dental hygienist.  This summer, Grace will be participating in a mission trip to Costa Rica with the Manheim Brethren in Christ Church Youth Group.

 

Mia Perrotti

Mia, the proud daughter of Kelly and Christoper Perrotti and step-daughter of Eli Petroff, prepares to attend Westchester University in the fall to pursue a career as an Elementary teacher by studying Early Childhood Education.  Mia’s favorite memories from her time at Warwick High School were cheering at football games.  She served as captain of the Warwick Girls Lacrosse team, Cheerleading Team, coached Warwick youth cheerleading, and received the “Team Spirit Award”.  Additionally, Mia participated in Link Crew, Unite Club, PALS, and National Art Honor Society and she attends Saint James Catholic Church.  In her free time, Mia enjoys listening to music, babysitting, hanging with friends and family, going to the beach and fishing.

 

Allison Keeney

As Allison, a distinguished honor roll student, prepares to attend Lebanon Valley College to study nursing, she shares happy memories of lacrosse season with her teammates and volunteering with Toys for Tots.  The daughter of Robert and Wendi Keeney, Allison participated in Link Crew, PALS, National Honor Society, and Student Council.  Allison played volleyball and plans to continue playing Lacrosse at LVC.  She also works at the Lititz Rec Center in the RecKids department.

 

Kayla Hope Bennecoff

The daughter of Michael and Stephanie Bennecoff, Kayla served as Spanish National Honor Society Secretary and member of the Cojo Motion Dance Company, which has raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  In addition to working as a manager at Skyzone where she enjoys working with children, Kayla is a dancer and junior teacher at Lititz Academy of Dance, where she teaches weekly classes to younger students.  Kayla served as captain of the Warriorettes Dance Team, and looks back fondly on her memories from Warriorettes Dance Team Senior Night.  As an upcoming student at Saint Joseph’s University, Kayla plans to study Psychology.

 

Virginia “Ginny” Vance

Ginny, the daughter of Jeff and Julie Vance, participated in unified track, PALS, Unite, and plans to return to Warwick and pursue an internship in the field of childcare, after her senior year.  Ginny supported Mrs. Sheila Hershey, the Warwick School District athletic trainer, after school and during athletic events and she highlights going on field trips with Mrs. Morris’ class as her favorite high school memory.  Ginny says she “enjoys seeing Mrs. Morris every day” because Mrs. Morris, “makes her laugh and smile!” During her free time, Ginny enjoys hanging out with friends, eating at Chipotle, shopping at Target, going on walks, and is a youth group member at Grace Church.

 

Ella Morgan Brechbill

Though Ella notes many wonderful high school experiences as she prepares to attend West Chester University to study Graphic Design, her favorite memories are of away-match van rides with Coach Wanner and the Tennis team.  A varsity Tennis player, Ella was also a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council Vice President, and Regional Winner title recipient for the NCWIT Aspirations Award in Computer Science.  The daughter of David and Katrina Brechbill, Ella is active in her youth group at DOVE Westgate Church and enjoys singing, playing guitar and piano, going to the gym, and spending time with loved ones, whose support she is beyond thankful for.  Ella also works for Sweet Legacy and its affiliated shops in downtown Lititz.

 

Stella Shea Longer

Stella, the daughter of Bradley and Nikki Longer, plans to study Biochemistry at Albright College and notes her favorite memory of high school was acting as the moral support person for the Science Olympiad competitions, in which she also participated.  Stella was involved in the Warwick music department, orchestra, string synergy, spring musical, LLMEA county orchestra, and served as Warwick Marching Band percussion captain.  Stella led the Tri-M Music Honor Society as President and was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and served on the literary magazine staff.

 

Maya Rose Shirk

“My favorite high school memory is taking the bus to the Giant Center for the boys’ basketball district championship”, Maya reminisces as she prepares to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. The daughter of Julie and Mike Shirk, Maya participated in Warwick Girls Lacrosse, PALS, Link Crew, and National Business Honor Society.  She also works at local favorite, The Udder Choice, as a server.

 

Morgan Metzler

2021 Queen of Candles

Since the summer of 2021, Morgan has been attending Central Penn College.  When she is not focused on pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy, she is raising awareness for cancer and is very active in the Colleges Against Cancer Club.  She says, “I am looking forward to starting internships in Physical Therapy this year.”  In her free time, Morgan enjoys her part-time job at Dunkin, as well as attending Lancaster Evangelical Free Church.  She also likes spending time with her friends and family.

 

The members of the 2022 Queen of Candles CourtFront Row:  Flower Girl: Vera Housey, Ring Bearer: Alastair CampbellMiddle Row: Virginia Vance, Kayla Bennecoff, Grace Maclary, Allison Keeney, Leanna StrouseBack Row: Chloe Zook, Kalysta Sauder, Maya Shirk, Ella Brechbill, Stella Longer, Mia Perrotti

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