Missouri University of Science and Technology is preparing for the 109th “Best Ever” celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla, and the 2017 Queen of Love and Beauty candidates have been announced.
The candidates are nominated by various student organizations at Missouri S&T. A committee of students will elect a queen after a series of interviews.
The queen and her court will be crowned during coronation ceremonies to be held at 9 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. Honorary Knights and Student Knights will also be honored during coronation.
The Queen of Love and Beauty, her court and the rest of the candidates will all have places of honor on the queen’s float during the 2017 St. Pat’s Parade, held in downtown Rolla at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18.
The 2017 queen candidates are as follows:
— Jess Caravello, a sophomore in civil engineering representing Alpha Epsilon Pi
— Elizabeth Wiggins, a sophomore in chemical engineering representing Miner Village Hall Association
— Kataryna Kraemer, a senior in geological engineering representing Pi Kappa Phi
— Brianne Wilson, a senior in civil engineering representing Kappa Delta
— Kaylee Cannon, a senior in geological engineering representing Theta Xi
— Victoria Day, a senior in computer engineering representing Student Union Board
— Emily Park, a junior in petroleum engineering representing Residence Hall Association
— Kelly Temporal, a senior in nuclear engineering representing National Residence Hall Honorary
— Erin Wharton, a senior in chemical engineering representing Delta Tau Delta
— Kelly Stevens, a senior in nuclear engineering representing Chi Omega
— Allison Stevens, a freshman in architectural engineering representing Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall Association
— Melissa McArthur, a senior in petroleum engineering representing Zeta Tau Alpha
— Darci Graefser, a senior in economics representing Ballet and Dance Club
— Madison Moore, a junior in architectural engineering representing Student Council
— Stephanie Gladbach, a senior in English representing Omega Sigma
— Alexis Jenkin, a senior in environmental engineering representing Kappa Alpha Order
— Hunter Malottki, a senior in ceramic engineering representing Phi Sigma Rho
— Shelby Bork, a sophomore in ceramic engineering representing University Commons Hall Association
— Molly Maloney, a sophomore in biological sciences representing Sigma Tau Gamma
— Alice Tolstik, a sophomore in chemical engineering representing EcoMiners
— Ivy Rasey, a senior in geological engineering representing Delta Sigma Phi
— Samantha Green, a sophomore in multidisciplinary studies representing Phi Kappa Theta
— Abigail Buchheit, a senior in chemical engineering representing Alpha Chi Sigma
— Grace Allison, a senior in geology and geophysics representing Geological Society
— Destiny Battle-Hilacion, a senior in environmental engineering representing Delta Lambda Phi
— Lauren Cockrum, a senior in business and management systems representing KMNR
— Jessica McClanahan, a senior in psychological science representing Greek Independent Board
— Marylyn Phan, a junior in biological sciences representing Sigma Pi
— Stephanie Speer, a senior in psychology representing PsyCo
— Jacee Wood, a junior in engineering management representing Delta Omicron Lambda.
— Alissa Keller, a sophomore in civil engineering representing Trap and Skeet Club
— Kate Gilfoil, a senior in ceramic engineering representing Lambda Sigma Pi
— Jessica Bone, a senior in petroleum engineering representing the Missouri Miner
— Kara Duong, a sophomore in civil engineering representing Lambda Chi Alpha
— Kathleen Mazanec, a senior in psychological science representing Downtown Campus Hall Association
— Ashley Spargo, a senior in information science and technology representing Phi Sigma Pi
— Claire Trebing, a senior in computer science representing Alpha Psi Omega
— Anna Meyer, a sophomore in engineering representing 4 North
— Jessica Hamlett, a senior in chemical engineering representing Beta Sigma Psi
— Carly Holtgrewe, a senior in business and management systems representing Sigma Nu
— Laurel Black, a graduate student in metallurgical engineering representing Gamma Rho Lambda
— Tegan Brand, a senior in geology and geophysics representing General Delegation of Independents.