Brennen Cooke crowned ‘Miss Spain Park High School’
By MICHAEL J. BROOKS
Special to the Reporter
HOOVER – Senior Brennen Cooke was crowned Miss Spain Park High School on March 18 and was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.
“Spain Park is an amazing place, and I feel privileged to have attended for all four of my high school years,” Cooke said. “That being said, I am extremely humbled and honored to have been chosen to represent my school as Miss Spain Park. Plus, the pageant was such a fun experience!”
Cooke, who lives in Greystone, plans to enroll in the nursing program at the University of Alabama next fall.
According to “Jag Spirit” Vice President of Special Events Bethy Heath, the weekend went swimmingly.
“We had great weather after a nasty morning,” Heath said. “Everyone enjoyed themselves. The senior boys served as escorts, and they were very handsome. And we raised $1,600 for a worthy cause.”
The pageant highlights a charity each year for support. This year’s charity was the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, Heath said.
Junior Emma Land, whose sponsors helped her raise the most money for the foundation, won the Peoples’ Choice Award.
English teacher and head cheerleader coach Ashelie Halla said all the seniors interviewed well.
“This will help them for the next steps whether it be college or job interviews,” Halla said.
Halla said the cheerleaders are the group who choose their charity each year, and thus far with the pageant contributions, they’ve raised some $2,500 for breast cancer research.
Pageant winners are listed below:
Miss Congeniality: Caroline Grace Bagwell
Miss Photogenic: Lina Zaharias
Second runner-up: Caroline Grace Bagwell
First runner-up: Taylor Brent
Miss Congeniality: Shanise Allen
Miss Photogenic: Lupita Contreras
Second runner-up: Julia Symonds
First runner-up and People’s Choice Winner: Emma Land
11th grade princess: Morgan Heath
Miss Congeniality: Delaine Coleman
Miss Photogenic: Chloe Bice
Second runner-up: Maggie Manly
First runner-up: Chloe Bice
10th grade princess: Georgie Fickling
Miss Congeniality: Christina Smarrelli
Miss Photogenic: Briley Williams
Second runner-up: Erin Hall
First runner-up: Grace Hampton Frazer
Ninth grade princess: Christina Smarrelli