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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 69th annual Mardi Gras will take place on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there will be no ball and the pageant will be limited to the Class of 2021 and invited guests of the court.


2021 Mardi Gras Court

Ayden Bailey


Aimee Gauger


Captain of the Ball

Maid of Honor

Ian Edward Phillips

Madison Rae Isaacs



Clayton Lawrence Badylak

Isabella Monroe Cutler Bonner

Nicholas Scott Carter

Lauren Elizabeth Cox

Nicholas William Clark

Claire Antoinette Crawford

Caden David Conrad

Madeline Maria Daley

Gavin Thaddeus Duffy

Isabella Catherine Dawson

William Wallace Garvin

Elaina Joan Doggett

Nicholas Tyler Gilg

Haven Mackenzie Criscillis Dwyer

Anton Kenneth Hoelmer

Anna Jane Eiser

Brady Macke Hopkins

Elizabeth Grace Granlund

Connor Edward Huss

Margaret Elaine Haap

Hadley Jean Jerome

Kathryn Nicole Kaser

Bryan Andrew Maxey

Emma Faye McSwigan

Christian James Mullis

Mary Louise Nelson

Austin Edward Ramey

Anna Catherine Powers Rahner

Wesley James Richmond

Olivia Elizabeth Rohling

Matthew Richard Schoose

Emily Rose Taylor

Nicholas Ryan Schulte

Kristen Hope Van Huss

Connor Charles Wray

Megan Elizabeth Wesselkamper




Class of 2022 Honor Guard

Stephen Thomas Fridley

Jessica Katherine Alvey

Isaiah Todd Helphinstine

Erin Margaret Byrne

Jason Clark Munzel

Jennifer Nicole Fries

Jack Ryan Spears

Morgan Taylor Svarda


Class of 2023 Honor Guard

Michael Frederick Cheek

Julia Day Hart

Tobin Scott Humphries

Allison Nicole Plush

Nathaniel Edward Kouche

Autumn Lee Strebel

Samuel Edward Noble

Carly Marie Weidenbacher


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