Tanner captures Glenbrook crown

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A new Apache Princess was crowned Saturday night to represent the best of Glenbrook School.

2015 Glenbrook Apache Princess Kathy Moore crowns the new 2016 Apache Princess Madison Brooke Tanner. Tanner says she is excited to represent her school and be a positive role model for her fellow students. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald
2015 Glenbrook Apache Princess Kathy Moore crowns the new 2016 Apache Princess Madison Brooke Tanner. Tanner says she is excited to represent her school and be a positive role model for her fellow students. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

Madison Brooke Tanner, 17, was crowned as the 2016 Apache Princess. She says she is excited to represent her school and looks forward to being a role model for her fellow students.

“It was amazing,” she said. “I was so nervous. This was exactly what I wanted. It’s so exciting. I want to represent Glenbrook to the best of my ability on campus and off campus. I want everyone to look up to me not just as a role model, but as a true princess. And now they can.”

She says a characteristic needed to represent her school and inspire her fellow students is a person strong in their faith.

Coming in as first runner up was Gracie Claire Simonton, left, the daughter of John and Amy Simonton. She is pictured with 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Madison Tanner, center and Miss Congeniality Samantha Sentell, right, the daughter of Julie and Sherb Sentell. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald
Coming in as first runner up was Gracie Claire Simonton, left, the daughter of John and Amy Simonton. She is pictured with 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Madison Tanner, center and Miss Congeniality Samantha Sentell, right, the daughter of Julie and Sherb Sentell. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

“It’s ok to be different,” she said, “a person that is honest, responsible, caring, respects others and someone who is a joy to be around.”

Tanner is the daughter of Phillip and Kathy Tanner. She plans to attend college and become a nurse anesthetist.

She has qualified to attend the Future Business Leaders of America Conference for two years, placed second overall in the Division III Regional Social Studies Fair, served as student council secretary and JV cheer captain her freshman year, and served as Freshman Maid on the homecoming court.

She also won the Apache Award in track and field her sophomore year.

She has participated in the Louisiana Youth Seminar Leadership Camp at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, the AHEC of a Summer program at Minden Medical Center and the MASH course at Bossier Parish Community College.

Tanner has also volunteered at various community events such as the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and works as a candy striper at MMC.

She recently traveled to New Orleans for a student mission trip and is a member of City on the Hill Church youth group.

Contestants for the 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Pageant include, from left, Megan Sims, Kara Bryce, Gracie Claire Simonton, Madison Tanner, Samantha Sentell, Kerigan Sanders and Jennifer Nguyen. Center is 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Madison Tanner. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald
Contestants for the 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Pageant include, from left, Megan Sims, Kara Bryce, Gracie Claire Simonton, Madison Tanner, Samantha Sentell, Kerigan Sanders and Jennifer Nguyen. Center is 2016 Glenbrook Apache Princess Madison Tanner. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

She is also a member of the National Honors Society with a 4.0 grade point average, a member of the varsity cheer squad, track and field team, FBLA treasurer, and a member of the Spirit of Cheer All-Star Hip-Hop team.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and spending time with friends and family.

First runner up was Gracie Claire Simonton, the 16-year-old daughter of John and Amy Simonton. She plans to attend Louisiana Tech University and become a cheerleader for the Bulldogs while pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and public communications.

Samantha Claire Sentell, the 14-year-old daughter of Julie and Sherb Sentell, was named Miss Congeniality. She plans to graduate high school and attend college at LSU. She has been a Sundancer for three years and danced at Cydni’s School of Dance for 13 years.

Other contestants included Megan Suzanne Sims, the 16-year-old daughter of Buddy and Sonya Sims; Kara Virginia Bryce, the 15-year-old daughter of Kary and Sharon Bryce; Kerigan Elizabeth Sanders, the 15-year-old daughter of Mike and Nancy Sanders; and Jennifer Nguyen, the 16-year-old daughter of Kevin and Cindy Nguyen.

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