On Feb. 11, Archbishop McNicholas High School held its 66th Annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball. Mardi Gras is the most prestigious student event of the year at McNicholas and honors 40 senior students who have given their time and talents in service to the school and community throughout their high school experience. 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 ceremonies, a Mardi Gras King and Queen are crowned. The King and Queen are the highest vote getters among the senior class. This year, Mr. Wade Lawrence Brokamp and Miss Lauren Marie Mindrum were crowned the King and Queen of Mardi Gras.
Brokamp is president of National Honor Society and a member of Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. He has over 200 hours of community service and is a four-year member of both the men's golf and volleyball teams. Brokamp is an altar server, Eucharistic Minister, and Peer Mentor. He is the son of Thomas '81 and Kathryn Brokamp and a member of Guardian Angels parish.
Mindrum has over 630 hours of community service and is president of the McNicholas chapter of the International Thespian Society. She is an officer of National Honor Society and has performed in two plays and four musicals and served on crew for three other shows. Mindrum is a Eucharistic Minister, Kairos leader, and Peer Mentor. She is the daughter of Gregory and Andrea '87 Mindrum and a member of Guardian Angels parish.