You could be the next Queen Colleen
WHAT DOES A QUEEN COLLEEN DO?
- Lead the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
- Be the spokeswoman for the DSPDPC at various media appearances and other duties as assigned.
- Attend the DSPDPC Christmas party and emcee the Little Shamrock Contest 12/12/2014.
- Attend the annual Pub Crawl 2/28/2015 and the half-way to St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 9/13/2014.
- Attend the Proclamation Ceremony 3/9/2015.
- Attend the “Changing of the Street Sign” 3/12/2015.
- Attend the DSPDPC Awards’ Events.
- Attend the Grand Marshal Reception 3/13/2015.
- Attend the DSPDPC Annual Meeting 6/12/2015.
- Participate in the 2016 Queen Colleen Event.
HOW DO YOU BECOME THE QUEEN COLLEEN?
- You must be 21 years of age by APPLICATIONDEADLINE and will not have reached your 28th birthday on or prior to APPLICATION DEADLINE;
whichever occurs first.
- Be unmarried or have never been married.
- Be available to attend all mandatory Queen Colleen events listed under Queen Colleen and Candidate Event Requirements
- Be a resident of Colorado for a minimum of one year.
- Compose essay and common question answers. Provide a current self-portrait color photo.
- Attend Queen Colleen events in October (10/12 tea & 10/26 coronation) for panel interview, candidate presentation.
- Complete the Application and Release Forum and have sponsor by September 27th 2014.
2014 Queen Colleen
Miss Aryana Jackson
Sponsored by Ann and Michael O'Neill
Aryana is a 19 year old Graphic Design student at Aurora Community College and is a National Honor Society Member. In her spare time, she works at the upscale Landmark Theater in Greenwood Village. Since she was a child, she has enjoyed drawing, painting and expressing artistic creativity. It would be a lifelong dream come true to be an intern for a graphics design company in Denver. Aryana has strong ties to Ireland: Her maternal great grandparents were both born in Ireland and Aryana’s mother is an Irish citizen. Aryana is considering continuing her graduate studies at a university in Ireland. The Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade is a notable event for her family every year. Her favorite part or the parade has always been Queen Colleen and the royal court. Aryana loves all things Irish!
2014 Queen's Court
Miss Kally Johnston
Sponsored by the Celtic Tavern - 2013 & 2014
Kally, 23, graduated from DMACC in Des Moines, Iowa with a degree in photography. Her dream to move to Colorado after graduation had its challenges, but she turned her dream into a reality and is enjoying all that this beautiful state has to offer. Kally has an artistic aptitude, she loves to paint and appreciates artistic talent in others. As a matter of fact, she hopes to open her own gallery one day. In her spare time, you might find her in the kitchen, creating culinary delights for friends and family. Her love for the Irish community has grown deeper by working at the Celtic Tavern. The great people there have played a part in her connection to Irish activities and events. Kally truly enjoyed her experience in the 2013 Queen Colleen Court and looks forward to participating in 2014.
Miss Chelsea Peterson
Sponsored by the American Legion
Chelsea, 21, is a senior at the University of Colorado studying Integrative Physiology. She will continue her education by pursuing a Master's Degree in Nursing next year. She is an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, currently works at Anthropologie and is involved in her church, St. Thomas Aquinas. Chelsea enjoyed an incredible experience studying abroad in Italy last spring. She brought her Irish heritage to the people in Italy by teaching Irish step dancing in her spare time. She has participated in the Irish Community since she was young and began learning Irish dance at the age 8. She currently dances for Celtic Steps and still loves to perform for any audience!
Miss Danielle Sheehan
Sponsored by the Colorado Emerald Society
Danielle, 19, is a student in the Architecture Program at the University of Colorado, Denver. She was born and raised in Denver. When she is not studying, you will find her reading, writing and drawing. Danielle has a great interest in helping others discover and develop the positivity within themselves. In her free time Danielle enjoys racing cars with her Father. She is very enthusiastic about her Irish heritage and is always learning more about her roots and the Irish Community. Danielle has always enjoyed watching Queen Colleen lead the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade. She is thrilled to have this chance to participate in the court, represent the parade committee as well as her Irish heritage.