The Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Board has announced the 2023 candidates for Queen of Love and Beauty as part of the preparations for the 115th “Best Ever” celebration of St. Pat’s at S&T.
The candidates are nominated by Missouri S&T student organizations. A committee of students will elect a queen after a series of interviews.
The queen and her court will be crowned during a coronation ceremony, which will be held at 9 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall. Honorary Knights will also be honored during the 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 2023 St. Pat’s Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in downtown Rolla, Missouri.
The 2023 candidates for St. Pat’s Queen of Love and Beauty are as follows:
- Haylee Allison, a sophomore in computer science from Blue Springs, Missouri, representing University Commons Hall Association (UCHA)
- Peyton Anderson, a senior in engineering management from St. Charles, Missouri, representing Delta Sigma Phi
- Bih Awasom, a junior in computer engineering from Kansas City, Missouri, representing KMNR
- Megan Baris, a senior in civil engineering from Chesterfield, Missouri, representing the General Delegation of Independents (GDI)
- Irene Berner, a senior in environmental science from San Jose, California, representing Theta Xi
- Rose Blagg, a sophomore in aerospace engineering from Wichita Falls, Texas, representing Epsilon Tau Pi
- Maggie Boecker, a senior in civil engineering from Kansas City, Missouri, representing Sigma Pi
- Jessica Brinkley, a senior in electrical engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Delta Omicron Lambda
- Anya Carpenter, a senior in engineering management from St. Louis, representing Miner Aviation
- Megan Chambers, a senior in biological sciences from Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, representing Sigma Nu
- Zoe Chilcoat, a junior in geological engineering from St. Louis, representing Sigma Tau Gamma.
- Alyssa Crum, a senior in industrial engineering from Villa Ridge, Missouri, representing the Fraternal Order of Leaders
- Brenna Cornelison, a senior in biological sciences from Columbia, Missouri, representing the Mars Rover Design Team
- Abby Dillon, a junior in petroleum engineering from Fenton, Missouri, representing the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)
- Christina Eliopulos, a senior in chemical engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Lambda Chi Alpha
- Johnalia Hall, a junior in chemical engineering from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, representing Pi Kappa Alpha
- Haley Hingst, a senior in geology and geophysics from Hermann, Missouri, representing Women’s Club Rugby
- Lauren Horn, a senior in engineering management from Chesterfield, Missouri, representing 4 North
- Grace Kloeppel, a senior in mechanical engineering from Westphalia, Missouri, representing Sigma Chi
- Julian Lipford, a senior in electrical engineering from House Springs, Missouri, representing Phi Kappa Theta
- Nick Mertens, a junior in physics from Warrenton, Missouri, representing Beta Sigma Psi
- Laurana Mitchell, a senior in information science and technology from Peculiar, Missouri, representing Panhellenic Council
- Rachael Modica, a senior in business and management systems from Imperial, Missouri, representing Delta Tau Delta
- Maggie Moore, a senior in electrical engineering from Ballwin, Missouri, representing Phi Sigma Rho
- Aminata Niang, a senior in biological sciences from Florissant, Missouri, representing Student Council
- Paige Oden, a senior in chemical engineering from Montgomery City, Missouri, representing the Concrete Canoe Design Team
- Allison Poe, a senior in architectural engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Miner Theater Guild
- Allison Rush, a junior in chemical engineering from St. Peters, Missouri, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Anna Stephenson, a senior in chemical engineering from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, representing Zeta Tau Alpha
- Rachel Struckhoff, a senior in computer engineering from Bourbon, Missouri, representing Kappa Delta
- Hannah Tillery, a senior in biological sciences from Licking, Missouri, representing Chi Omega
- Maya Wright, a global engineering sophomore in engineering management and Spanish from Hillsboro, Missouri, representing Kappa Alpha
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.