Reaching for royalty

By on October 17, 2012



Cocalico High School has six candidates competing for the title of Homecoming Queen. Shown are (front row, left to right) Layne Gable and Kathleen Lawver; (back, l-r) Brooke Stafford, Emily Lagaza, Jennifer Newman and Shannon Hoeveler. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Six Cocalico High School students are in the running for Homecoming Queen this year. They are in the process of being voted for by their peers, and the winner will be announced at half-time of the home football game against Lampeter-Strasburg Oct. 19.

Vying for the title are:

Emily Lagaza

Emily Nicole Lagaza is the daughter of Ann and Brian Lagaza of Denver. She enjoys playing tennis and has been a USTA kids tennis coach and a member of Bethany United Church of Christ Youth Group. Her future plans include attending West Chester University, Franklin & Marshall College or Millersville University to major in secondary English education or communications. She will be escorted by Thomas Koller.

Layne Gable

Layne LaRae Gable, the daughter of Heidi and Greg Gable, lives in Reamstown. She is a member of FBLA and has been secretary for National Honor Society. She swims for the Diplomat Swim Club and is a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. She also teaches swim lessons for East Cocalico and is a volunteer at the Lititz Senior Center. Layne plans to attend either Dickinson College, Lafayette College or California University of Pennsylvania. Her escort will be Zach Rissler.

Shannon Hoeveler

Shannon Elizabeth Hoeveler will be escorted by Alec Sensenig. A Reamstown resident, Shannon is the daughter of Melody Myers and Robert Hoeveler. She is a soccer player, a member of the National Honor Society, student government and Aevidum. She also enjoys running and dancing. Shannon plans to play soccer while attending West Chester University.

Kathleen Lawver

Kathleen Louise Lawver is the daughter of Renee and Denny Lawver of Reamstown. She plays soccer for Cocalico and PA Classics. Her activities have included being a referee, soccer camp counselor and volunteer with Ronald McDonald House charities. Her future plans are to attend Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., to major in art history and play soccer. She aspires to become an interior designer. Her escort will be Collin Glassy.

Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Lynn Newman, the daughter of Sherri and Kirk Newman of Denver, has served as vice president of the LEO Club, a member of National Honor Society and is on the soccer team. Jennifer has volunteered at Denver Nursing Home and is a member of Reamstown Church of God. She plans to study occupational therapy at Elizabethtown College or James Madison University. She will be escorted by Jesse Enck.

Brooke Stafford

Brooke Ashley Stafford, the daughter of Wendy and James Stafford of Stevens, will be escorted by Ryan Monteleone. Brooke is a member of FBLA and National Honor Society and plays softball. She also has served as yearbook editor and student government president and works at Javateas. She plans to pursue a dual major at Penn State University in psychology and communications. More HOMECOMING, page A11

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