Phi Kappa Tau Wins Statue Competition

Large snow statue
Large snow statue
Phi Kappa Tau captured the Winter Carnival month-long statue competition with "Behold For Your Eyes to See, the Glory of Roman Technology." The impressive statue can be seen outside their house in Hancock.

The winners have been announced in the Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival. This year's theme is "Years of Innovation STEM from this Snowy Situation."

For the second time in the last three years, Phi Kappa Tau was the overall winner of the month-long snow statue competition. Their statue "Behold For Your Eyes to See, The Glory of Roman Technology," is located outside of the fraternity house in Hancock.

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2019 Winter Carnival Statue Winners

"Years of Innovation STEM from this Snowy Situation" take shape on the Michigan Tech campus. Prizes were awarded to the top three statues in each division.

There were three divisions in the month-long competition — men, women and co-ed. Prizes were awarded to the top three statues in each division. The top three scores among all the statues were placed in the “Overall Month-Long” section. The top three scores in the Men's Division were also the top three in the Overall Division. 

Second place in the overall division went to last year's winner, Tau Kappa Epsilon, for "In Frigid Fields Carved From Snow, A Nation's Progress Has yet to be Slow." Third place again this year went to Delta Sigma Phi's "Paradigm Shifts in These Snowy Drifts."

In the Women's Division, Alpha Sigma Tau grabbed the top spot with "Ford Frozen in Time." Second place went to Theta Chi Epsilon for "Women of the Past Who Proved the Possibilities are Vast," while last year's women's division winner, Delta Phi Epsilon, took third place.

The team of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Tau took first place in the Co-Ed Division with "The Kennedy Space Center." They were followed by Delta Zeta and Delta Upsilon in second place for "Magic School Bus." Third place in the Co-Ed Division went to the Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech for "Parking Garage." 

Three-peat for St. Als

For the third straight year, St. Albert the Great University Parish was the overall winner in the All-Nighter competition. They also took the top spot in the Co-Ed Division. Construction in the division began at 4 p.m. Wednesday and ended at 9 a.m. Thursday. 

The Society of Women Engineers placed second overall and best among the Women's Division, while the Lutheran Collegians, competing in the Co-Ed Division, took third place overall. 

Treehouse took the top spot in the Men's Division of the All-Nighter competition, followed by Sleepy Hollow and More in second, and Toll House in third. 

Phi Delta Chi was runner-up in the Women's Division and Pavlis Honors College was awarded third place in the Co-Ed Division.

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, the University offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.