MTU Winter Carnival kicks off

Winter Carnival QueenThis past weekend marked the start of Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. ABC 10 Keweenaw Bureau Reporter Sam Ali was on hand in Houghton for all the festivities, including the coronation for this year’s Winter Carnival Queen.

This weekend, the Winter Carnival Queen was crowned and the honor goes to Janna Clement, a senior from the Delta Zeta sorority. Minutes after the announcement, she explained how she feels now that she is the Winter Carnival Queen.

“I feel great. I was really nervous and anxious but now that it’s over, it was a lot of fun and I’m really excited,” Clement said.

The coronation was hosted by 2013 Winter Carnival Queen Felicia Nip and musician Jason LaVasseur. Each contestant was asked personality questions and judges took note of their answers. Also, there was a talent portion of the competition and Clement decided she would pull out her ukulele and sing a song called “Under The Snow”, a spin–off of the Disney song “Under The Sea” from the movie “The Little Mermaid”. Clement also talked about her plans for the rest of the week.

“There are some things planned for me with judging for statues and some breakfasts. Also, I really like the beards competition and going to the hockey game so it will be a fun–filled week,” she said.

Also part of the special events for Winter Carnival were tournaments held in different sports, including snow volleyball, but perhaps the most competitive event of Winter Carnival is broomball. The brackets were separated into five groups: fraternities, women’s groups, student organizations, residence halls and community groups. Results will be
updated throughout the week as the events continue, culminating on Saturday
with the awards ceremony and the Snowball Dance.