The 2018 GNA Homecoming Court


Each September, seniors at Greater Nanticoke Area elect a homecoming court to represent GNA. Students are given a list of each girl in the senior class; they must choose five names which ideally fit the standards of a queen and her court. 

This year’s homecoming court is made up of five young ladies who represent their class, their school, and their community with pride.

Meet the 2018 GNA Homecoming Court:


Escorted by John Guzak, Codi Hornlein was honorably voted onto the 2018 Greater Nanticoke Area Homecoming Court.

When Codi found out she was voted onto the court, she said, “I was happy to know my classmates voted for me.”

Codi participates in many extracurricular activities including volleyball, Student Council, and National Honor Society.

In her free time, Codi hangs out with her friends and family, and works at Orloski’s Car Wash.

Codi’s most memorable moment in high school was winning the PIAA District II AAA Volleyball Championship against Crestwood. When asked what she will miss most about high school, she said she will miss the themes of the football and basketball games.

Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Marshall because she is “so sweet and always has a smile on her face.” Advice Codi would give to the future homecoming court would be to appreciate every moment of if because it goes too fast.

After high school, she plans on attending Misericordia University to study Occupational Therapy. Once she attains this goal, Codi wants to specialize in Geriatrics because she loves working with the elderly.


Escorted by Brian Reakes, Ashlee Hules was crowned part of the 2018 Homecoming Court.

The best high school memory for Ashlee was becoming a part of the Homecoming Court since it is very special. Her favorite teacher is currently Ms. Hyder, because she loves English class and Ms. Hyder makes it fun.

When she found out she was chosen as a member of this year’s court, her stomach was “in a knot” but later was flooded with feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. Ashlee revealed to us that if she was not part of the court, she would vote for Maddy Grilz since Maddy is “a total sweetheart and deserved it.”  

Ashlee’s advice to next year’s Homecoming Court is to, “Always be yourself, and when you laminate your crown, do not let someone like Colin Higgs do it.”  

Ashlee has plans to attend college at Wilkes University, and will mostly miss the teachers here at Nanticoke.


Escorted by Dawson Hughes, Lynsey Maciejaszek was voted onto the 2018 Greater Nanticoke Area Homecoming Court.

Lynsey participates in extracurricular activities, such as Student Council, and has been a member for 3 years.

In her free time Lynsey enjoys coaching gymnastics, hiking, and doing zumba at the Nanticoke Fitness Center.

When Lynsey was voted onto the court she said she felt “extremely honored and excited to be a part of something so special.” If Lynsey was not voted onto the court, she would’ve wanted Emily Brzozowski to be voted on because she is “kind to everyone.” Her advice to the future Homecoming Court is to “plan everything in advance and stay organized.”

When asked what she will miss most about high school, Lynsey said spending time with her favorite teachers, attending proms, semi-formals, and football games. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Makarczyk because “she is so sassy and loves to gossip with me.” Lynsey’s most memorable high school moment was winning the PIAA District II Volleyball Championship in the 2016-2017 season.

After high school, Lynsey plans on going to college to be a Physician’s Assistant in Dermatology.


Escorted by Matt Wrubel, Emily Scott was voted onto the 2018 homecoming court by her classmates.

Emily is very involved in extracurricular activities such as Student Council, cross country, track and field, and the National Honor Society.

Emily told The GNA Insider that her favorite teacher is Ms. Marshall because she, “is always willing to explain a concept you don’t understand.” However, she will mostly miss hanging out with her friends at school. Her best memory was rushing onto the the field for the win against Hanover during the 2016-2017 football season.

When Emily found out she was voted onto the court, she was very excited, but surprised that she made it. Even though she is honored to be on the court, Emily confessed that “no girl deserves to be on it more than the other.”  She has great advice for the future Homecoming Court, saying not to stress too much and work together as a whole.

She has future plans of attending college for biology on a Pre-med track.


Escorted by Eric Jeffries, Katie Butczynski was crowned Miss GNA 2018.

Miss GNA excels in, and is apart of, multiple extracurricular activities, such as soccer, basketball, Student Council and the National Honor Society. When she isn’t busy participating, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

The GNA Insider asked Katie who her favorite teacher was, but Miss GNA couldn’t decide between Mrs. Marshall and Ms. Warman. “They are both fantastic teachers and deserve to be recognized. They have always pushed me and allowed me to see my true potential,” she says.

Her fondest memory of GNA, so far, is winning the district semifinal basketball game last year and watching “The Jungle” storm the court.

Katie’s advice to next year’s Homecoming  Court is that, “Homecoming will become stressful, but you need to look past that and enjoy yourself. These are memories you will have for the rest of your life.”

Upon graduation, Katie plans to attend college and study physical therapy.


Congratulations to the 2018 GNA Homecoming Court. We are proud to have such fine young ladies representing us!