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McNicholas High School Mardi Gras

The Annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball, the most prestigious student event of the year at Archbishop McNicholas High School, honors 40 senior students who have given their time and talents in service to the school and community throughout their high school experience. During the evening ceremonies, a Mardi Gras King and Queen are crowned. The King and Queen are the highest vote getters amongst the senior class. The King, Queen and Court then preside over a formal dance open to all McNicholas students.

The Senior Court consists of the top 20 young men and top 20 young women who have actively participated in school events and organizations. Membership on the Court is a result of four years of compiled voting from students and faculty. The top four sophomore and junior young men and women constitute the honor guard.

The Captain of the Ball receives the second highest votes among young men in the senior class. The Maid of Honor receives the second highest votes among young women in the senior class. The announcement of the Captain of the Ball and Maid of Honor kicks off the Mardi Gras season at McNicholas.  The Sisters of St. Joseph, who founded McNicholas High School, brought the Mardi Gras tradition to the school in 1952.

The 62nd annual Mardi Gras took place on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. The theme for the evening was Luminosity and highlighted members of the McNicholas community who shine their light in our community. Mr. Sam Roflow, Religion Department Chair and Service Community Coordinator, emceed the event, an honor bestowed by the number of years of service to the school.

Congratulations to King Scott Frenzel and Queen Riley Whitehouse and the following members of the 2014 Mardi Gras Court:


2014 Mardi Gras Court



Scott Charles Frenzel


Riley Ann Whitehouse

Captain of the Ball
Grant Douglas Tore

Maid of Honor
Catherine Elizabeth Adams

Mitchell Thomas Bloemer

Margaret Jean Beck
Joseph Kevin Daly
Caroline Anne Dennert Castleman
Adam Christian Dill
Allison Nicole Dornbach
Matthew McDermott Estes
Laura Marie Garrison
Mark Thomas Flatt
Claire Marie Griffiths
Zachary Robert Hazzard Madison Michelle Hartwell

Anthony Gene Luster
Sarah Christine Hickman
Gannon Thomas McHugh
Grace Marilyn Hiltz
Thomas James McSwigan
Lillian Carol Motz
Kuzivakwashe Ashley Nyika-Makore
Danielle Renee Piening
Elliot Robert Painter Mikayla Marie Randolph
Cameron Joseph Roesel
Anna Rose Redington
Daniel Thomas Sandmann
Sarah Elizabeth Ruwe
Kevin Joseph Schmidt
Megan Marie Schaefer
Thomas Robert Wegener
Corrie Taylor Sheshull
Lucas Taylor Wheeler
Hannah Faith Taylor

Jacob Thomas Woeste

Ellen Michelle Uhl
Sam Shuohua Zou
Kayla Elizabeth Woods

Class of 2015 Honor Guard

Maxwell Cameron Bartel
Nathan Patrick Gorman
Elliott Owen Higgins
Trevor Scott Hogue

Emily Susan Bloemer
Shannon Nicole Gibbons
Anna Kathleen Pierce
Francesca Rose Shumrick

Class of 2016 Honor Guard

Matthew Jeffrey Cornell
William Matthew Kamphaus
Kyle Patrick Timmons
Christopher Marc Wells

Maia Hayden Forman
Emma Louise Kapp
Elizabeth Marie Simmons
Brittany Leigh Taylor

Mardi Gras Kings and Queens 1953-2014