Missouri S&T is preparing for the 113th “Best Ever” celebration of St. Pat’s in Rolla, and the 2021 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 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, online at rol.la/2021Coronation. 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 2021 St. Pat’s Reverse Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Rolla Lions Club Den and Park located at 512 W. Lions Club Drive in Rolla, Missouri.
The 2021 queen candidates are as follows:
Brandice Atherton, a senior in biological sciences from O’Fallon, Missouri, representing Omega Sigma
Brittany Benns, a graduate student in industrial organizational psychology from St. Louis, representing Sigma Nu
Dani Blackard, a senior in environmental engineering from Collinsville, Illinois, representing Zeta Tau Alpha
Sabrina Bingham, a senior in undergraduate studies from St. Louis, representing Steel Bridge Design Team
Autumn Buesking, a senior in civil engineering from Washington, Missouri, representing Greeks Against Sexual Assault
Sophie Carnaghi, a senior in engineering management from St. Charles, Missouri, representing Delta Omicron Lambda
Sarah Elizabeth Davis, a senior in biological sciences from Kennett, Missouri, representing Sigma Tau Gamma
Kelsey Decker, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Peters, Missouri, representing Theta Xi
Lexi Diffley, a senior in business and management systems from St. Peters, Missouri, representing Beta Signa psi
Dania Isidro, a senior in biological sciences from California, Missouri, representing Delta Sigma Phi
Haley Jenkins, a senior in engineering management from Poplar Grove, Illinois, representing Alpha Phi Omega
Maisie King, a sophomore in engineering management from Blue Springs, Missouri, representing Lambda Chi Alpha
Nandini Kumar, a junior in mechanical engineering from Orland Park, Illinois, representing Panhellenic Council
Kirsten Lee, a senior in civil engineering from Stilwell, Kansas, representing Engineers Without Borders
Megan Lenox, a senior in ceramic engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Kappa Alpha
Kaitlyn Loucks, a senior in civil engineering from Jefferson City, Missouri, representing Delta Tau Delta
Rachael McClaskey, a junior in nuclear engineering from Brookline, Missouri, representing Residence Hall Association
Lauren Michaelis, a senior in civil engineering from Kearney, Missouri, representing Kappa Delta
Gabrielle Murphy, a sophomore in history from Lake St. Louis, Missouri, representing Alpha Epsilon Pi
Marion Pollard, a senior in mechanical and aerospace engineering from O’Fallon, Missouri, representing Sigma Pi
Chloe Richardson, a sophomore in economics from St. Louis, representing Triangle Fraternity
Anisa Ripp, a senior in civil engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Student Union Board
Joey Schmaltz, a senior in mechanical engineering from Labadie, Missouri, representing General Delegation of Independents
Téa Thomas, a senior in business and management systems from Lake Lotawana, Missouri, representing Chi Omega
Amber Thrasher, a senior in geological engineering from Kansas City, Missouri, representing C.L. Dake Geological Society
Lauren Traugott, a senior in ceramic engineering from North Richland Hills, Texas, representing Pi Kappa Alpha
Dylan Volland, a senior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, representing Phi Sigma Rho
Shelby Wallen, a junior in chemical engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Lambda Sigma Pi
Melodie Wilcox, a junior in mining engineering from New Madrid, Missouri, representing 4 North
Caroline Williams, a senior in chemical engineering from Arnold, Missouri, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon
Deja-Shea Williams, a senior in ceramic engineering from Springfield, Missouri, representing Keramos Ceramic Engineering Professional Fraternity.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, education, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a strong return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. Missouri S&T is the top public engineering university of 2021 as ranked by College Factual. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.