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!


Contact us at QueenColleen@dspdp.com to learn how to apply for next year!

2014 Queen's Court

Miss Kally Johnston

Sponsored by the Celtic Tavern - 2013 & 2014
Crowd Favorite

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.

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Founded in 1962 and Incorporated in 1986. Our mission is to organize, promote and host the annual Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade. Read more


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