By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The bright smile of senior Jhane Taylor sparked underneath her new shining tiara Friday night when she was crowned 2016 Winterfest Queen by 2015 recipient Mollie Molito.
“This feel so great,” Taylor said standing next to her escort and father John. “I’ve wanted this for so long. I was on the court last year as a junior. I knew I wasn’t going to win then. But this year I felt a lot of pressure because I had a chance to win.”
The daughter of LaShuna Manning and John Taylor was selected for the honor this year. The title of Winterfest Queen will add to her senior year and accomplishments at MCHS. Taylor was a Millington Trojan Football cheerleader and member of the National Honor Society. She is a student volunteer and tutor.
She has plans on attending Austin Peay University to major in accounting. With her smile still sparkling, Taylor wanted to thank those who made her crowning possible.
“I feel very loved,” Taylor concluded. “I love all my friends.”
The 2016 MCHS Winterfest Court member are freshman maid Alexis Cates with escort AJ Cates; sophomore maids Tamia Buford with escort Kenneth Hall and Destiny Stokes with escort Eric Stokes; junior maids Tamia Braden with escort Anthony Lewis, Amanda Chapman with escort Scott Chapman and Caleigh Ledgerwood with escort Todd Ledgerwood; and senior maid Destiny Bell with escort Rita Houston, Kayla Danielle Brown with escort Kendrick Brown and Elena Perales with escort Jeff Wood; and Queen Jhane Taylor with escort John Taylor.