Miss St. Patrick & Miss Irish Rose

Seven girls competed for the titles of Miss St. Patrick and Miss Irish Rose at the annual St Patrick’s Day celebration sponsored by the Irish American Club of Southern Minnesota held at Waseca on March 13. The new queens represent the Irish American community in parades, and community events during the year throughout Southern Minnesota.

Sheila Jewison, daughter of Mike and Carol (Eustice) Jewison was selected Miss St. Patrick. She is a junior at Janesville High School. Sheila is involved in band, choir, Jazz band, Show Choir, school musical productions, church youth group, 4-H and has served as 4-H ambassador. Sheila sang and played a soprano saxophone in the talent competition. Sheila’s parents who descend from the Connor, Cahill and Eustice families have Irish roots in County Tipperary and Ballymahon, County Longford.

Jennifer Harguth, daughter of Greg and Sue Harguth was named Miss Irish Rose. She is a junior at Waseca High School where she has been active in Spanish Club, volleyball, softball, hockey statistics, Select Choir, State Street Choir, church choir, FFA, 4-H, and has served as 4-H ambassador. Jennifer’s Irish family roots include the Eustice, Ryan and Cahill families from the counties of Longford and Tipperary.
Other queen candidates included Kathryn Casey, Meghan Conway, Jamie Rose, Shannon Weske and Sara Bussert.