Friends of St. Patrick Queen and Court 2016

© Friends of St. Patrick - Miller Place | Rocky Point | Sound Beach

Friends of St. Patrick Queen and Court 2016

Parade Queen and Ladies in 2016

An  

early  

spring  

arrives,  

enhanced  

by  

a  

special  

eloquence  

and  

charm,  

with  

the

announcement  

of  

the  

Queen  

and  

her  

Royal  

Court  

for  

the  

66th  

Annual  

Miller

Place-Rocky  

Point  

St.  

Patrick’s  

Day  

Parade,  

as  

the  

Friends  

of  

St.  

Patrick

 

proudly  

introduces  

Samantha  

Wooley  

as  

Parade  

Queen,  

and  

she  

will  

be

graciously  

escorted  

by  

her  

Ladies  

in  

Waiting,  

Emma  

Sweeney  

and  

Janice

Pearson, on Sunday, March 13.

Parade Queen Samantha Wooley is a resident of Rocky Point and has attended the local parade, with her entire family, for as long as she can remember.  From a very young age, her favorite part of the parade was the arrival of the Parade Queen, and she always admired her as being a role model for herself and other young ladies.  Samantha’s love of children and wanting to be a role model herself encouraged her, to pursue a career in teaching. She is currently attending St. Joseph College, where she hopes to graduate this year.  Being also enrolled in the early childhood program, she is majoring in general and special educations, with a concentration in psychology. When not studying, Ms. Wooley is employed at Kiddie Academy Daycare, loves playing volleyball and conducting volleyball camps. She adores anything to do with the outdoors.  She also participates in the bible team and yearly fundraising efforts, at her local church, and also helps her sister doing volunteer work, at the local fire house. Miller Place is not only, where Lady Emma Sweeney lives and attends the local high school, but she was also part of this year’s Homecoming Court. At school, Emma is the event coordinator of the Italian Club, holds down two part- time jobs, outside of her studies. Most importantly to her:  she is a volunteer.   Emma firmly believes, volunteering helps one grow as a person, while developing one’s self-worth.  Perhaps you may already have met her, if you happened to have visited either one of our local hospitals lately, as she is a greeter at both!  At her local church, she is a pre-school teacher’s assistant and works at its summer day camps. Emma hopes to graduate from Miller Place High School this spring and plans to attend the University of Plattsburgh, in the fall, to pursue a degree in nutrition. She wants to enter into a career as a nutritionist and dietician, upon completion of her studies. Lady Janice Pearson resides in Port Jefferson Station, but can also be found around the country, competing as a professional barrel racer, on the back of a quarter horse, and she loves western-style horse riding.  Her love of horses doesn’t end there however, as she equally adores all animals, large and small. But she has a huge affection for children. Janice, a part-time nanny, also has a long-time passion for gymnastics, and continues with workouts, as well as being employed at Apex Athletics as an instructor.  She has volunteered at various animal shelters in the past, and is currently involved with a BOCES program, that brings children with various disabilities to the farm, with which she is associated, and allows them to interact with the animals for therapeutic purposes.  Working closely with children has afforded Janice the opportunity to accept more responsibility and to be more respectful and considerate; thus giving her a greater sense of purpose and a desire, to become a more contributing individual to society.  These revelations have inspired her to attend St. Joseph’s College this spring, enrolling in classes for childhood education, so that she can continue working and caring for children in the future.

 

See 2015 Queen and Court.

Friends of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 5540, Rocky Point, NY 11778

(L to R): Lady Janice Pearson, Queen Samantha Wooley, and Lady Emma Sweeney.

Queen and Court 2016