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 66th annual Mardi Gras took place on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Congratulations to this year's King, Wade Lawrence Brokamp and Queen, Lauren Marie Mindrum.
2018 Mardi Gras Court
Cameron Edward Adams Haley Marie Adkins
Alexander Gregory Ballou Paxton Alexandra Albrinck
Wade Lawrence Brokamp Kennedy Katherine Brennan
Cole Johnathon Burdick Kiley Marie Byrne
Alexander Jude Deimling Isabella Therese Daley
Jude Thaddeus Gerrard Janie Wendel Ferris
Luke Andrew Guessford Alexis Michelle Gauger
Scott Jared Hickman Skyler Grace Lance
Soren Joseph Koch Hutchinson Natalie Ann Martinez
Brett Nicholas Liming Jordan Nicole McCormick
Anthony Nello Marraccini Lauren Marie Mindrum
Matthew Edward Neuzil Samantha Erin Moser
Paul Joseph Rammel Taylor Mae Osborne
Ryan Nicholas Reidy Abigail Jean Pour
Brian Gregory Roesel Maria Kathleen Randolph
Nicholas Daniel Rosenbaum Gabriela De Albuquerque Freire Scorti
Samuel David Schaefer Jillian Elizabeth Sennett
Samuel Peter Veeneman Maria Claire Staubach
Nicholas Fitzgerald Wasserstrom Alyssa Marie Taylor
Nicholas Alejandro Wynn Grace Elizabeth Turner
Class of 2019 Honor Guard
Mark Benjamin Dill Emily Grace Byrne
Bryan Arthur Fehr Carly Elizabeth Fehr
Thomas Keita McDermott Carlie Elizabeth Suttles
Jacob Andrew Reuss Olivia Grace Tore
Class of 2020 Honor Guard
Ian Alexander Burt Marie Kathryn Steinkuhl
Aidan Wayne Guessford Abigail Marie Jarrold
Griffin Thomas Jutze Jillian McClure Vogler
Steven Frederick Tippenhauer Ellie Nicole Rudolph