Coronation Eve

It was the night before Coronation all through St. Paul…
It is Coronation eve, tomorrow one of our 6 princesses will be crowned Miss Shamrock 2019. Here is a bit of advice from former Miss Shamrocks, and past princesses. They were asked the question “What is the best piece of coronation advice you can give?”

*Miss Shamrock 2002 Annie Markwardt says: “Enjoy your year, Miss Shamrock or princess, meet people and create experiences!”

*Terri Barber, Shamrock Princess 2003 says: “As the butterflies fill your stomach, knowing that who ever is crowned you will be happy! And as you reflect on all the fun and amazing memories you have made during this journey, take with you all the new friends and family you have gained, no one walks away unhappy.”

*Miss Shamrock 2015 Shellie Pearson says: “Focus on who you have become over the last 6 weeks, who you have met, what you have experienced, and the bond that you have between the 6 of you and the SPA.”

*Miss Shamrock 2011 Natalie Neuville says: “SMILE!…because there are lots of cameras! Be gracious-both Miss Shamrock AND her princesses need all the love and support you have to make 2019 a great year. HAVE FUN- because each and every one of you is now gaining a very fun and very loving family with the St. Patrick’s Association that will be there for you always! Slainte! And welcome to the family!”

Miss Shamrock 2010 Katie Martin says: “If you feel that crown hitthe top of your head- get ready for a wild ride! It starts with your brain shutting down while people take pictures. Then someone will hand you a microphone with absolutely no instruction with what to say. Please don’t do what I did (sound like an idiot and babble). My advice is simple: keep it short, thank your family, your friends, and the Association for the honor. Thank your fellow princesses. This is really a once in a lifetime opportunity, and tell everyone you’ll see them at the parade on Saturday!”

Abbi Glancy Shamrock Princess 2011 says: “My advice is to stay around, grow with your Irish family, see everything that goes on.”

Emily Casey-Hare Shamrock Princess 2016 says: “The best advice I can give going into coronation is that no matter who gets crowned up on stage, that doesn’t define your time with the group. What defines you is all the laughs,the fun karaoke nights, bus nights with the pipers, and all the Irish cheer you have spread across the Twin Cities! As that crown floats above your head (which will be the longest minute of your life) think of all the reasons why you decided to run for Miss Shamrock, and all the fun times you had running. If that doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will. We all know there can only be one Miss Shamrock crowned each year. That doesn’t mean it’s over. Go into coronation with the mindset that your coming back no matter what, you won’t regret that decision one bit! Also take a million pictures!”

On to Coronation…. and to all a good night!