Saturday evening’s Miss O’Fallon 2016 Pageant culminated with the crowning of Madelein Henken as the new queen. Madeleine is the daughter of Larry Henken and Sarah and Chris Mattingly. She is seventeen years old and will be a senior at O’Fallon Township High School this fall. Madeleine is a second generation lifetime resident of O’Fallon.
Madeleine is a member of the Golden Girls Dance Team. In 2015, Madeleine had the privilege of marching with her Golden Girl teammates in the Tournament of Roses Parade held in Pasadena California. In that same year, Madeleine represented O’Fallon Township High School by marching with her Golden Girl teammates in a parade held on the Main Street of Disneyland along with the OTHS Marching Panthers. During that same season, the Varsity Golden Girls won first place in jazz at the Team Dance Illinois state competition. Madeleine and the Golden Girl dance team have continued to represent OTHS by qualifying as IHSA State Finalists the past two years.
The new Miss O’Fallon won a $2,300 scholarship, along with a variety of other prizes donated from local businesses. The First Runner Up, Kristen Lintvedt, won a $300 scholarship, while the Second Runner Up, Madison Stacey, was awarded a $200 scholarship. Kelsey Lentz was given the People’s Choice Award. Madison Stacey was named Miss Congeniality, while Madeleine Henken was awarded Miss Photogenic.
The contestants were judged on a variety of categories. The night began with an opening song and dance number and the introduction of contestants. From there, the girls participated in a swimsuit competition. Next, the contestants each were given the opportunity to showcase a talent. Talents ranged from the alto saxophone to signing to the ukulele. Following an intermission, the contestants took part in the evening gown competition before the final results were revealed.