2017 St. Patrick’s Court

2017 Kings and Queens

Five queen candidates and Five king 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.

The five King and five Queen candidates make up St. Patrick’s Court.  This is one of the oldest and greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an Engineer at Mizzou.

Congratulations to the 2017 Engineers’ Week King and Queen: Kyle Hagan and Ashton Goldammer!

2017 Engineers’ Week King and Queen Candidates

Photo of Stuart Belcke

 Stuart Belcke

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
St. Louis, Mo.

Photo of Taylor Hudson

Taylor Hudson

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

Photo of Kyle Hagan

Kyle Hagan 👑

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Fesuts, Mo.

Photo of Marissa Zirges

Marissa Zirges

Chemical Engineering,
Staunton, Ill.

Photo of Ryan Mathewson

Ryan Mathewson

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Blue Springs, Mo.

Photo of Ashley May

Ashley May

Industrial Engineering,
Leawood, Kan.

Photo of Blake Scoville

Blake Scoville

Mechanical Engineering,
St. Louis, Mo.

Photo of Ashton Goldammer

Ashton Goldammer 👑

Chemical Engineering,
Chesterfield, Mo.

Photo of Christopher Trunnell

Christopher S. Trunell

Chemical Engineering
Bloomington, Ill.

Photo of Stephanie Atkinson

Stephanie Atkinson

Industrial Engineering,
Jefferson City, Mo.


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.


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.

2017 King and Queen candidates