Missouri University of Science and Technology student Tegan Brand, a senior in geology and geophysics from Watauga, Texas, has been crowned the 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 109th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla. She was nominated by General Delegation of Independents.
Forty-four candidates for queen were nominated by various student organizations at Missouri S&T. A committee of students elected Brand after a series of interviews.
Members of the queen’s court are:
- Princess of Peace and Happiness – Kate Gilfoil, a senior in ceramic engineering from St. Charles, Missouri, representing Lambda Sigma Pi.
- Countess of Chastity and Virtue – Jacee Wood, a junior in engineering management from Rolla, Missouri, representing Delta Omicron Lambda.
- Duchess of Desire and Ecstasy – Lauren Cockrum, a senior in business and management systems from Rolla, Missouri, representing KMNR.
- Lady of Honor and Devotion – Samantha Green, a sophomore in multidisciplinary studies from Pacific, Missouri, representing Phi Kappa Theta.
The identities of the queen and her court were revealed during coronation ceremonies held on Friday, March 17, at Missouri S&T.