Missouri University of Science and Technology is preparing for the 101st celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla, and 2009 Queen of Love and Beauty candidates have been announced.
The candidates are nominated by student organizations at Missouri S&T. Members of the St. Pat’s Board, a committee of students that organizes and supervises St. Pat’s activities, will elect a queen after a series of interviews.
Coronation ceremonies will be held at 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.
The Queen of Love and Beauty, her court and the rest of the candidates will have places of honor on the queen’s float during the 2009 St. Pat’s Parade to be held in downtown Rolla on Saturday, March 14.
The 2009 queen candidates from MISSOURI are:
Ashland — Kelsie VanHoose, a senior in chemical engineering, representing Zeta Tau Alpha
Ava — Rexann Whorton, a junior in biological sciences, representing Quadrangle Hall Association
Blue Springs — Dianna Meyers, a senior in ceramic engineering, representing Kappa Alpha
Eureka — Melissa Callan, a junior in psychology, representing Alpha Epislon Pi
Fenton — Julie Sullivan, a senior in chemical engineering, representing Phi Sigma Rho
Hazelwood — Anita Heinzke, a senior in chemical engineering, representing Panhellenic Council
Imperial — Ashley Banaszek, a junior in information science and technology, representing Delta Lambda Phi
Independence — Megan Rodenberg, a junior in engineering management, representing Delta Sigma Phi
Jefferson City — Stacie Adams, a senior in psychology, representing Kappa Delta
Kansas City — Stacy Bradfield, a senior in chemical engineering, representing Residence Hall Association
Maryland Heights — Laura Sicking, a senior in environmental engineering, representing Chi Omega
Rolla — Monica Fankhauser, a sophomore in geological engineering, representing Lambda Sigma Pi; Emma Kessler, a junior in psychology, representing Beta Sigma Psi; Karen Reno, a senior in psychology, representing Omega Sigma
St. Albans — Kierstyn Harvey, a senior in civil engineering, representing Sigma Chi
St. Ann — Lauren Behrle, a junior in engineering management, representing Triangle
St. Charles — Leyla Gardner, a junior in information science and technology, representing Student Union Board
St. James — Sarah Laney, a junior in business and management systems, representing Delta Tau Delta
St. Louis — Kelsey Auer, a sophomore in biological sciences, representing Sigma Tau Gamma; Emily Buchmeier, a junior in chemical engineering, representing Kappa Sigma; Ashley Moore, a senior in information science and technology, representing Pi Kappa Alpha
Waynesville — Stephanie Rostad, a junior in civil and architectural engineering, representing Student Council
Willow Springs — Phoebe Wiles, a senior in economics, representing Lambda Chi Alpha.
Queen candidates from ILLINOIS are:
Belleville — Margaret Powell, a sophomore in ceramic engineering, representing Thomas Jefferson Hall Association
Edwardsville — Natalie Tedford, a sophomore in petroleum engineering, representing Phi Kappa Theta.