JULY 2, 2021


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Queen of the Candles Participants


Mary Kathryn Bomberger

Mary is the daughter of Rob and Kathy Bomberger.  In her senior year, Mary played for the Warwick Girls’ Soccer team. She was elected captain of the team and won the academic all-star award. In the spring, she ran for the Girl’s track team and participated in club soccer. Mary was the membership chair for the National Honor Society and was also a member of the Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and LINK Crew. Mary plans to attend Eastern Mennonite University to major in nursing and continue her soccer career while there.


Norah Ciano

Norah is the daughter of Joseph Ciano and Colleen Marshall. In Norah’s senior year, she played for the Warwick Girls’ Soccer Team and ran Girl’s Track and Field. She was the secretary of the Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and the Science Honor Society. Norah plans to attend Lesley University, working toward a double major of Psychology and Human Science. She plans to continue running track while in college.


Haley Lynn Delgiacco

Haley is the daughter of Russell Delgiacco and Alesha Rhinier. Haley was captain of the girls’ varsity basketball team and nominated to be on the L-L League All-American Team for the second year. She was president of the Art National Honor Society and was a member of the National Honor Society, having received Distinguished Honors for her academics all four marking periods. Haley was selected student of the month in the Art Department in September. Outside of school, Haley volunteered to help build the Treehouse Playground and painted a mural for the rock wall. She plans to attend Roger Williams University to study both marine biology and art.


Olivia Mae Hartman

Olivia is the daughter of Ronald and Michele Hartman. During her senior year, Olivia was a member of the Warwick Field Hockey Team and the Unified Track Team. She was also President of the Lititz Leos, student representative for the Warwick School Board, and a member of Student CouncilMe. She participated in PALS, FBLA, Global Social Problems Club and was club leader of Aevidum.  Olivia was a member of the National Honor Society and the Business National Honor Society. She was the January senior of the month for the Lititz Woman’s Club. Outside of school, she volunteers and fosters kittens for Centerville Pet Rescue and interned at the Lancaster Barnstormers. After high school, Olivia plans to major in Music Business at Kutztown University.


Amber Brooke Houser

Amber is the daughter of Randy and Cheri Houser. Amber participated in Warwick Girls’ Soccer and Lititz club travel soccer during her senior year.  She was on the distinguished honor roll and received the National Center for Women in Technology award for Aspirations in Computing. Amber was also part of Link Crew and Student Advisory.  She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society.In the fall, she plans to attend Temple University and pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.


WINNER! Morgan Breanna Metzler

Morgan is the daughter of Shaun and the late Michele Metzler. Morgan was part of the LINK Crew in her senior year. Outside of school, she was busy working at Luther Acres Retirement Home as a server.  Morgan is a regular attender at her church, LEFC. She plans to attend Central Penn College to pursue a degree in physical therapy.


Elizabeth Anne Herritt

Elizabeth is the daughter of Doran and Rebecca Herritt. During her senior year, Elizabeth was captain of the Warwick girls’ varsity soccer team and played for the Lititz Youth Soccer Club. In addition, she managed the Warwick girls’ basketball team.  She was a member of Link Crew and was on the distinguished honor roll. Elizabeth was a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. Outside of school, she became a barista for New Holland Coffee Company. Elizabeth plans to attend college in the fall to study neuroscience and then pursue a career as a physician’s assistant


Kathryn Isabelle Kramer

Kathryn is the daughter of KC and Christy Kramer. During her senior year, Kathryn was on the Warwick girl’s tennis team and the winter and spring track and field team, where she competed in pole vault and high jump.  She was a member of the Women of the Future Club, Link Crew and president of Interact Club. Kathryn was the vice-president of the National Honor Society and Secretary of the German National Honor Society. She plans to study engineering at Penn State University in the fall.


Grace Willow Long

Grace is the daughter of Shawn and Jessica Long. Grace was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. She liked using her artistic talents while in school. Outside of school, Grace worked as an assistant at Luxe Salon. After graduation, Grace will be attending Lancaster School of Cosmetology where she will be studying massage therapy and aesthetics.


Sophia Erica Nau

Sophia is the daughter of Eric and Eva Nau. She is a member of the Science National Honor Society and was president of the German National Honor Society. In addition, Sophia was the decorations leader for UNITE and participated in the History Club and Link Crew. She is currently participating in the Study Bridge STEM Program for the Goethe Institute. Following completion of the program, she will be going to college in Germany.


Emily May Paynter

Emily is the daughter of Art and Barb Paynter.  She was a member of the Art National Honor Society. Outside of school, Emily was a volunteer with the Phoenix Assistance Dogs organization, where she was a trainer and puppy sitter. She is proud that the second dog she trained was placed as a full-time service dog in April. Emily is also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Emily plans to pursue a degree in Art Education.


Lauren Riley Reinhart

Lauren is the daughter of Jason and Betty Jo Reinhart. She played tennis for the Warwick girl’s tennis team.  Lauren was a member of the National Honor Society and German National Honor Society. She was a leader of the Women of the Future Club, where she ran a food and supply drive for the North Star Initiative in Lititz. Outside of school, Lauren works at Dosie Dough.  She plans to attend The  University of Pittsburgh, main campus, in the fall and major in psychology in hopes of becoming a clinical psychologist.


Makenzie Ashley Fry

Flower Girl

Makenzie is the daughter of Kevin and Jillian Fry. Makenzie is in Mrs. Yunginger’s first grade class at Kissel Hill and thinks she’s the best!  She likes to play soccer and kickball with her friends. Makenzie also likes going to the beach. She also likes playing card games and writing stores.


Leo Benjamin Cracroft,

Crown Bearer

Leo is the son of Justin and  Amanda Adams Cracroft. He has 3 older siblings.  Leo is also in Mrs. Yunginger’s first grade class. Leo likes learning all subjects in school, but is especially passionate about science, reading and gym. He is a dedicated Taekwondo student. He loves caring for his 2 chickens, Mallow and Ember.  Leo attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is happy to follow in the footsteps of his mom, who was part of the Queen of Candles Court in 2000. He likes being a part of the tradition as this year’s crown bearer.


Rylee Diffenderfer

2020 Queen of Candles

She is currently attending Rider University where she is studying elementary education and multidisciplinary studies with minors in special education and Spanish and a concentration in English. She hopes to become a special education teacher after graduation. Rylee has been very busy playing field hockey for the Rider team.  he team had a very successful spring season, and she is hoping for a repeat in the fall. Rylee is a member of the Baccalaureate Honors Program, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Program and was on the Dean’s List. In her free time, Rylee has been giving field hockey lessons to younger players and writing on her blog about her younger brother, Jackson.



The Parade of the Queen of the Candles Court will begin at the Welcome Center at 5:30PM and will follow the path on the map below, finishing up, at Lititz Springs Park.

The members of the 2021 Queen of Candles Court

Front Row, Left to Right: Leo Cracroft, Makenzie Fry

Second Row, Left to Right: Emily Paynter, Morgan Metzler, Katheryn Kramer, Sophia Nau

Third Row, Left to Right: Mary Kate Bomberger, Norah Cianu, Amber Houser, Olivia Hartman

Back Row, Left to Right: Lauren Reinhart, Haley Delgiacca, Grace Long, Elizabeth Herritt

Photo taken by Dennis Bixler

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