Friends of St. Patrick Queen and Court 2015

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Friends of St. Patrick Queen and Court 2015

Parade Queen and Ladies in 2015

A  

65  

year  

old  

tradition  

continues,  

as  

the  

Friends  

of  

St.  

Patrick

  

are  

delighted

to  

announce  

the  

Parade  

Queen  

and  

her  

Royal  

Court  

who  

will  

represent  

our

neighboring communities at their annual parade.

This  

year’s  

Parade  

Queen  

has  

been  

crowned  

to  

Jaclyn  

Grennan  

of  

Miller  

Place,

and  

will  

be  

accompanied  

by  

Tara  

Sanders  

of  

Wading  

River  

and  

Jaclyn  

Pearson

of Port Jefferson Station.

Parade  

Queen  

Jaclyn  

Grennan  

stated  

she  

has  

attended  

the  

Rocky  

Point-Miller

Place  

St.  

Patrick’s  

Day  

Parade  

with  

her  

father  

“since  

she  

was  

born”,  

and  

has

deep  

Irish  

roots  

that  

her  

and  

her  

family  

have  

had  

the  

privilege  

to  

travel

abroad  

to  

Ireland  

and  

reconnect  

with  

her  

family  

throughout  

their  

home

country.

Ms.   

Grennan   

was   

influenced   

early   

as   

a   

student   

by   

her   

past   

teacher’s

compassion  

and  

motivation  

to  

become  

a  

teacher  

herself,  

and  

is  

currently

employed  

as  

a  

full  

time  

6th  

grade  

special  

education  

teacher.  

Her  

dream  

to

work  

with  

children  

with  

special  

needs  

since  

childhood  

has  

now  

become  

a

reality.Aside   

from   

her   

full   

time   

position,   

she   

participates   

in   

a   

weekly

afterschool   

program   

for   

young   

women   

to   

have   

a   

safe   

and   

comfortable

environment  

in  

which  

to  

express  

themselves,  

and  

also  

give  

guidance  

and  

a

listening ear to those who may not get the opportunity at home.

Jaclyn’s  

after  

school  

activities  

include  

being  

a  

building  

mentor  

for  

individual

students,  

teaching  

math  

and  

reading  

to  

elementary  

students,  

and  

one  

of  

the  

lead  

teachers  

in  

running  

the  

building’s  

newspaper.  

Even  

on  

her  

days  

off,  

Jaclyn’s

commitment to special needs children continues as she does babysitting within.

Lady  

in  

Waiting  

Tara  

Sanders  

is  

a  

very  

unique  

and  

driven  

individual,  

for  

she  

is  

from  

a  

set  

of  

quadruplets  

who  

happened  

to  

be  

born  

with  

Down  

Syndrome.  

At  

a

young age of 5, she developed cancer and has since battled back to become a prime example of what strong will and determination can achieve.

Tara  

is  

in  

her  

last  

year  

at  

Shoreham-Wading  

River  

High  

School  

and  

has  

attended  

and  

participated  

in  

past  

parades,  

as  

she  

performed  

with  

her  

Irish  

Step

Dancing group, and she stills enjoys dancing today. Her love of dance has led her to embrace other physical activities such as swimming and her new passion:

Ms.  

Sanders  

is  

an  

active  

member  

of  

the  

Rolling  

Thunder  

Special  

Needs  

Running  

Program  

and  

completed  

two  

half  

marathons  

last  

spring.  

Through  

her  

efforts

and exemplary desire to achieve, she was honored to be chosen to be a featured speaker at the St. Joseph’s College Relay for Life fundraiser.

Rounding  

out  

the  

Queen’s  

Court  

is  

Lady  

in  

Waiting  

Jaclyn  

Pearson.  

Residing  

in  

Port  

Jefferson  

Station  

most  

of  

her  

life,  

she  

and  

her  

family  

have  

attended

countless St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Rocky Point.

Ms.  

Pearson  

is  

a  

graduate  

of  

St.  

Joseph’s  

College  

with  

a  

BA  

degree,  

and  

is  

currently  

employed  

at  

Stony  

Brook  

University  

Hospital  

in  

the  

labor  

and  

delivery

natal  

unit.  

While  

attending  

college,  

Jaclyn  

was  

involved  

in  

drug  

counseling  

at  

South  

Oaks  

during  

her  

studies.  

Being  

involved  

in  

the  

human  

relations  

aspect  

of

health  

care,  

she  

hopes  

to  

continue  

her  

education  

so  

that  

she  

may  

become  

more  

involved  

within  

the  

community  

through  

social  

work  

and  

counseling  

to  

deal

with the heroin epidemic which has plagued

In  

Jaclyn’s  

spare  

time,  

she  

enjoys  

doing  

professional  

modeling  

and  

participates  

in  

promotional  

events  

for  

various  

national  

and  

regional  

corporations  

throughout

the local areas. These engagements have allowed her to expand and hone her communication skills through social interaction.

See 2014 Queen and Court.

(L to R): Lady Jaclyn Pearson, Queen Jaclyn Grennan, and Lady Tara Sanders. Queen and Court 2015
Friends of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 5540, Rocky Point, NY 11778