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Mardi Gras

In 1953, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the founders of our school, brought the Mardi Gras tradition from New Orleans to their new home here at McNicholas. Each February, we honor that tradition by celebrating the brilliance of our students during our annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball.

Mardi Gras is a party full of pageantry, entertainment, royalty, and dancing. The first Mardi Gras was a thank you to students for their help in running a successful festival, but in addition to the tradition of Mardi Gras, the Sisters of Saint Joseph also established a legacy of service in our school. And so, as Lent approaches each year, we throw a party that recognizes our students’ character, leadership, and service to our community.

While the event honors the service and accomplishments of all our students, 40 seniors are especially honored during the pageant and the Mardi Gras King and Queen are crowned. These seniors, along with the 8 juniors and 8 sophomores who make up the Honor Guard, are voted on by peers and teachers. After the pageant, all of the students celebrate with a formal dance.

Mardi Gras Kings and Queens
Mardi Gras King and Queen 1953
Mary Louise Ruhoff & Richard Wagner

1953

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1954
Virginia Brinck & Robert Burwell

1954

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1955
Jaye Marioni & Ken Berry

1955

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1956
Suzanne Habegger & Robert Nieberding

1956

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1957
Mary Ann Veeneman & Bob Wiesenhahn

1957

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1958
Gail Ivers & Jim Couzins

1958

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1959
Kay Cassini & Norb Dorn

1959

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1960
Barb Dozier & Jim Schroer

1960

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1961
Patti DeFrancesco & Richard Sheridan

1961

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1962
Ann Rice & Robert Pavone

1962

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1963
Linda VonGries & Jerry Couzins

1963

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1964
Theresa Thorman & Bob Montgomery

1964

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1965
Jeanne Cremering & John O'Brien

1965

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1966
Peggy Dieter & Mike O'Connelll

1966

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1967
Carol McClure & Steve Wenderfer

1967

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1968
Judy Arnold & Gary Freemal

1968

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1969

Marianne McDermott & Greg Conrad

1969

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1970
Anita Laterro & Mike Kelly

1970

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1971
Mary Ann Gundrum & Pat Liebreich

1971

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1972
Marilyn Klump & Robert O'Brien

1972

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1973
Nancy Oberschmidt & Tom Klump

1973

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1974
Denise Gill & Randy Haefner

1974

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1975
Lynn Powers & Roger Fangman

1975

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1976
Terri De Zarn & Pat Tabler

1976

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1977
Jeanne McClure & Gary Gatio

1977

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1978
Kathy Imbus & Joe Mathes

1978

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1979
Polly Powers & Mark Conlon

1979

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1980
Karen Imbus & Tom Jump

1980

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1981
Jane Gallenstein & Shawn Anglim

1981

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1982
Gabrielle Gundrum & Kraig Kunkemoeller

1982

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1983
Margaret McClure & Dan Hughes

1983

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1984
Beth Derringer & Joe Heller

1984

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1985
Amy Sandmann & Rob Ziemba

1985

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1986
Laurie Ecker & Frank Ramundo

1986

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1987
Donna Zloba & Vince Bradley

1987

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1988
Amy Arbino & Andy Mayer

1988

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1989
Betsy Rice & Scott Strosnider

1989

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1990
Tracie Enders & Joe Santorelli

1990

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1991
Amy Boerio & Jene Bramel

1991

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1992
Tina Wolf & Carey Brown

1992

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1993
Renee Grassinger & Chris Wilke

1993

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1994
Angie Ey & Keith Dillhoff

1994

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1995
Kristina Rouster & Adam Smith

1995

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1996
Sarah Domet & Jim Dillhoff

1996

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1997
Heather Hosea & Sean Hannon

1997

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1998
Jennifer Anderson & Kevin Lavelle

1998

Mardi Gras King and Queen 1999
Lauren Adams & Chris Serger

1999

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2000
Patricia Corbett & Tim Hart

2000

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2001
Katie Williams & David Tobias

2001

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2002
Mara McCormick & Jeremy Boeh

2002

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2003
Molly Kapp & Joseph Beumer

2003

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2004
Lisa Schultz & Alex Petre

2004

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2005
Megan Robers & Keeran Murphy

2005

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2006
Laura Collier & Chris Howard

2006

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2007
Amanda DePompei & Kevin Thomas

2007

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2008
Elizabeth Glaser & Michael D'Netto

2008

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2009
Elaine Sanker & Brett Straka

2009

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2010
Kathleen Hiltz & Lucas Custer

2010

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2011
Lucy Frey & William Losekamp, Jr.

2011

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2012
Kelsey Mueller & John Sandmann

2012

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2013
Olivia Fitzpatrick & Antonio Losekamp

2013

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2014
Riley Whitehouse & Scott Frenzel

2014

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2015
Molly Kidwell & Will Allgeier

2015

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2016
 Emma Kapp & Will Kamphaus

2016

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2017
Christiane Hazzard and Jacob Fries

2017

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2018
Lauren Mindrum and Wade Brokamp

2018

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2019
Georgia Cheek & Myles Bailey

2019

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2020
Abby Jarrold & Donald Noble

2020

Mardi Gras King and Queen 2021
Aimee Gauger & Ayden Bailey

2021