St. Patrick's Court
Five queen candidates and five king candidates make up St. Patrick’s court.The five king and five queen candidates make up St. Patrick’s Court. These 10 individuals are present at all Engineers’ Week activities. They represent E-Week and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. At the St. Pat’s Ball, one queen candidate and one king candidate will be crowned the Queen and King of Engineers’ Week. Apply now.
This is one of the oldest and greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an Engineer at Mizzou.
Current queen candidates each decorate a sash declaring their candidacy to be worn on the right shoulder. King candidates each harvest and tame a shillelagh, a green staff. Sashes must be worn and shillelaghs must be carried at all times throughout E-Week. A candidate caught without sash or shillelagh must read the Edict of St. Patrick in front of the proper official to have the item returned.
In addition to attending and leading E-week events, candidates perform service activities, travel about the state of Missouri and meet with government officials.
E-Week kings and queens began in 1921. At the time, queen candidates were neither engineers nor MU students. Non-engineering students from Stephens College and Columbia Christian College competed for the title of the Queen of Love and Beauty. Competitions for the King title, and therefore King candidates, did not exist until 1984.