Participating student organizations select their candidates. Finalists are chosen following an interview process and then perform during the talent portion of the contest at the Queen's Coronation. The queen is selected by a vote by students and community members.
2014 Winter Carnival Queen, Audience Choice
Swifts True Value Hardware
Hello! My name is Janna Clement and I am proud to represent my sorority- Delta Zeta, as a queens candidate in my last Winter Carnival here at Michigan Tech! I am a fourth year Exercise Science major with a minor in Aerospace Studies. I love to get involved on campus and stay busy with my sorority, Air Force ROTC, Order of Omega, Pre Health Association at Tech and various intramural sports. When I’m not spending my time somewhere on campus, I take advantage of the beautiful outdoors by hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding in the beginner’s class at Mount Ripley! I especially love free time, when I have the chance to hang out with my family and friends: game nights, doing puzzles, and simply just relaxing. Thanks to them for all of their support as well as my merchant sponsor, Swifts True Value Hardware!
Hello all! I am a third year civil engineering student, also pursuing a certificate in international sustainable development. I have the privilege of representing the First Year Experience Learning Community of McNair in the 2014 Winter Carnival Queen Competition. As a past resident assistant in F.Y.E. McNair, I could not be more thrilled to represent the hall and the wonderful Michigan Tech family within it! Beyond my experience with F.Y.E., I am an active member of the Concrete Canoe Team and the American Society of Civil Engineers. I also enjoy making memories with my sorority sisters as part of Alpha Gamma Delta. When not devoting my time to studying or organizations, I love to watch Packer football and Tech hockey. I also enjoy being outdoors and I am looking forward to all the outdoor fun this Winter Carnival!
Second Runner-Up, Miss Congeniality
Phi Kappa Tau
Hallo! I am a fourth year Anthropology major with a focus in Archaeology and a minor in German. I am honored to be one of the Queen finalists this year, and am excited to represent the wonderful men of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity! When I’m not in class I enjoy working in both the Douglass Houghton and McNair Dining Halls, participating in the MTU Crew Club, as well as causing shenanigans with the Michigan Tech Anthropology Club in the beautiful Copper Country. Some of my other personal hobbies include swing dancing, exploring, and playing/taking care of my ex-sled dog, Kivi, that I recently adopted. I am very excited for this year’s Winter Carnival and can’t wait to make the most of my last Winter Carnival. It’s sure to be the greatest yet!
Courtney De Cramer
Raptor Residence Hall
As winter is now clearly upon us and Winter Carnival is fast-approaching, I am honored to represent Raptor Hall in the hopes of becoming Winter Carnival Queen. As a small town Wisconsin girl, Winter Carnival is one of the main reasons why I chose to come to Michigan Tech. When I am not studying for my Biology or Psychology classes, I am participating in events for the organizations I am in including the Pre-Health Association at Tech, Pavlis Leadership Institute and the Tennis Club. You can also find me coaching in the Biology Learning Center or working in the Clinical and Applied Human Physiology Research Lab. I am excited to take part in the Queen’s Competition and share with everyone my true passion as I perform an exciting jazz piece. Thank you to everyone for their continued support and to my sponsor, Maggie’s Massage Spa Resort.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
The Flower Shop
Hi everyone. If you do not know me, my name is Kirsten Dulbandzhyan. I am a second year, double major in Marketing and Management. I am being sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and am honored that they even considered me as a candidate for their house. I am a member of Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority, and hold the positions of Social/Sunshine and Historian. I, also, am a member of the Undergraduate Student Government and on the Ways and Means Committee. When I am not in meetings or in one of my classes, you can find me at practice for the dance team. After undergoing many different interviews I was selected to be and OTL the past summer and was able to attend the 2014 LeaderShape conference. In the near future, I will be able to attend the Silicon Valley Spring Break Trip to meet some of the biggest companies in the United States. Someday I hope to be working in Health Care Administration and working my way up the ladder form there.
Lambda Chi Alpha/Alpha Xi Zeta
Celebrations Bridal and Formal Wear
Three facts about me: I can do the wave with my eyebrows, I love celebrating my Ukrainian heritage, and my favorite color is tie-dye! On a more serious note, I am in my third year studying biomedical engineering and plan to attend medical school once I graduate from Tech. When I’m not studying with my best friend J.R. Van Pelt, I enjoy volunteering my time for others through MTU’s Gear Up tutoring program and visiting with patients at Portage Health’s Dialysis Center. To relax and de-stress, I like to adventure throughout the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula on foot, by sailboat, and by snowboard. I am very excited to start celebrating Winter Carnival by competing in special events like human bowling with my sorority sisters, building a snow statue, and of course participating in the Queens Competition. A special thanks to my sponsors Celebrations Bridal & Formal, Alpha Xi Zeta Sorority and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity for their time and support!
Delta Phi Epsilon
My name is Cassandra Matchinski, and I am a third year Scientific and Technical Communications major focusing on a career in technical writing. I'm a Yooper native, having been born and raised in Manistique. I love the outdoors, and especially enjoy hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. I also love animals, particularly my miniature horses. Here at Tech, most of my spare time is spent with my sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, where I hold the positions of New Member Educator and Vice President Member at Large. While I do enjoy the snow and winter activities Tech has to offer, my favorite nights are those spent watching movies and drinking hot chocolate with my sisters. I also enjoy reading, and creative writing when I have the time to pursue it.
Winter Carnival is right around the corner and I have been given the honor to represent Army ROTC as a Queens finalist. I am a second year electrical engineering student and am also pursuing an International French minor. When I am not training up on the Tech trails with ROTC or laboring over numerous textbooks, I can be found exploring the Keweenaw, hitting the slopes at Mt. Ripley, or running along the portage. Aside from loving to travel, I always enjoy reading a good book and hanging out with my friends.