Mardi Gras season kicked off last Friday with the announcement of the the 2017 Mardi Gras Court. The Annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball is the most prestigious student event of the year at Archbishop McNicholas High School and honors 40 senior students who have given their time and talents in service to the school and community throughout their high school experience.
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.
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 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. This year's Captain is Zachary David Woodke, and this year's Maid of Honor is Molly Jorden.
The 65th annual Mardi Gras will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. The theme for the evening will be Appalachian Spring and Mr. Andy Ey will emcee the event, an honor bestowed by the number of years of service to the school.
2017 Senior Mardi Gras Court
Junior Honor Guard Sophomore Honor Guard