Each morning students across the nation begin their day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. We dropped by Wanda McKonly’s first grade class at Lititz Elementary School to hear their rendition of the pledge. Afterwards, we asked each student for his or her definition of happiness. For many of them, it’s the simple things in life that make them happy: family, friends and playtime. It struck us that there was no mention of computers, video games or super heroes.
First graders in the Warwick School District play a role in the Queen of the Candles pageant, with a girl serving as the flower girl and a boy as the crown bearer. Each elementary school in the district nominates two candidates and a committee then makes a final selection. This year’s flower girl will be Taylor Bonano from Kissel Hill Elementary. Riley Thomas from Lititz Elementary will be the crown bearer.