For the first time in its 110-year history, a female student will portray St. Patrick at Missouri S&T’s annual celebrations. Katelyn Jones, a junior in geology and geophysics from Sugar Creek, Missouri, will serve as St. Pat.
St. Pat and her court will officially arrive in downtown Rolla at noon Wednesday, March 14. 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 16, 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 2018 celebration continues on Saturday, March 17, with the annual St. Pat’s Parade through downtown Rolla. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Pine Street.
The following students are members of St. Pat’s Court this year:
Master guards: Brady Kluesner, a junior in nuclear engineering from Urbandale, Iowa; and Tallis Farakh Lockos, a junior in mechanical engineering from Sunset Hills, Missouri.
Guards: Alexandria Lore, a senior in chemical engineering and biological sciences from Sullivan, Missouri; Christopher Smith, a senior in mechanical engineering from St. Peters, Missouri; Branden Cheun, a junior in mechanical engineering from Ballwin, Missouri; and Kyle Govro, a senior in civil engineering from Hillsboro, Missouri.
Herald: Jeremy Clarkson, a junior in business and management systems from Stockton, Missouri.
Pages: Sabri Safi, a junior in engineering management from Ellisville, Missouri; and Travis Austinson, a junior in electrical engineering from Grain Valley, Missouri.
Trumpeter: Andrew Ney, a junior in information science and technology from Kirkwood, Missouri.