Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Parade man (and women) on-the-street interviews

Missouri S&T St. Pat’s Parade man (and women) on-the-street interviews


Cheers! Cheers! To the saint of engineers! My beard just comes in this way every
year. People keep asking me “How do you paint it green?” And I don’t know, once
you’ve been at S&T as long as I have I guess it just comes in green naturally. St. Pat’s to me is a great opportunity to dance. It’s as you can imagine a huge
event for Irish dancers. As a student, it means a break from school. People ask me “Well, what’s it about?’ And I just smile and I just say it’s the best ever. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday! The parade when we come down here to play, there’s so much energy and fun we see the coolest hats and beads and costumes
and face paint. We just love being here! What the St. Pat’s means to me is all of Rolla getting together. [Ah yeah!] I can see friends I haven’t seen here in a
while. We all get together for the camaraderie of it all. And the candy. St. Pat was just a wonderful celebration of the culture that exists at Missouri S&T. To be able to see the students, faculty and the town’s folks come out and celebrate
St. Pat, what St. Pat’s represents for the engineering profession was really a
sight to see! This is an event that I plan to come back to year after year. It was really an eye-opening event and it was a lot of fun. I always associated however
with the students in particular. That’s what I think of as how much they enjoy
it. I also enjoy watching them with their shillelaghs. I can’t believe the size of
of some of those. I’m amazed they can carry them. I graduated from Rolla in 2004
with degrees and applied mathematics and economics and was queen of love and
beauty in 2003. One of the reasons I loved Rolla when I was going here is
that you go anywhere and you’d know at least one or two people. And it’s the
same feeling when I come back here for St. Pat’s. You can walk down the street,
walk into a restaurant and you’re going to find someone you know and share
great memory with. [Trumpeter] It’s just a ceremonial part of the parade. It’s casual! [Horn blowing] People get really excited to see St.
Pat’s Court. They kind of like come there to see all of us. People are clapping and
they wanted to get pictures with us and congratulating me. And people I don’t
even know proud of me. And I think a lot of students justify this 10-day
celebration as a time to enjoy themselves and have fun with their
friends and see their families. It feels good!

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