Steve Ludwig, a junior in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will portray St. Patrick during the 106th celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla. Ludwig is from Florissant, Mo.
St. Pat and his court will officially arrive in downtown Rolla at noon Wednesday, March 12. Following a procession through downtown, the court will preside over follies at the pavilion on 9th and Oak streets near the railroad tracks.
The court will also participate in formal coronation ceremonies at 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall. There, Honorary Knights and Student Knights will be dubbed and the St. Pat’s Queen of Love and Beauty will be crowned.
The 2014 celebration continues on Saturday, March 15, with the annual St. Pat’s Parade through downtown Rolla. The parade begins at 11 a.m.
The following students have been elected members of St. Pat’s Court this year:
Master guards: Adam Westhoff, a junior in mining engineering from Old Monroe, Mo.; and Daniel McKnought, a junior in electrical engineering from Florissant, Mo.
Guards: Timothy Swingle, a junior in chemical engineering from Dearnborn, Mo.; Nicholas Foster, a junior in mechanical engineering from Ballwin, Mo.; David Henson, a junior in petroleum engineering from Stoutland, Mo.; and Nathan Thyparambil, a junior in biological science from Lincoln, Neb.
Herald: Christopher Crider, a sophomore in metallurgical engineering from Winona, Mo.
Pages: Brenden Burrus, a senior in electrical engineering from Affton, Mo.; and Joel Thorne, a senior in geological engineering from Shiloh, Ill.
Trumpeter: Paul Boyd, a junior in mechanical engineering from Wildwood, Mo.