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Blue Key announces Winter Carnival competition winners

After a long weekend spent in the snow, organizations received results from the many hours they put in for the 100th Winter Carnival. 

With top threes in three different categories, there were 9 overall division winners. In the Men’s Division, Phi Kappa Tau took first place, excelling in statue building and other events. Tau Kappa Epsilon and Army ROTC finished second and third, respectively. Alpha Sigma Tau won first in the Women’s Division, with the Society of Women Engineers coming in second. The West End Warriors took third place. In the Co-Ed Division, the combined group of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity took first. St. Albert the Great University Parish came in second, while the Delta Zeta and Sigma Phi Epsilon team finished in third.

Many awards were given out this winter carnival for special events, like human dog sled, broomball, and snow volleyball. Results can be found on Blue Key’s website as they are published. Taking first place overall in the Men’s Special Events category was Phi Kappa Tau. Alpha Sigma Tau claimed first in Women’s Special Events, while in the Co-Ed Division, St. Albert the Great University Parish took third.

For the Winter Carnival Royalty contest, contestants represented their organizations through interviews, a talent competition, and student voting. This year’s royalty winner was Abigail Bethune of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Tau Gamma. Along with winning the judges’ title of “Winter Carnival Royal Majesty,” Bethune also won Audience’s Choice. First Runner-up and the Congeniality Award went to Erika Gabriel, representing Phi Kappa Tau, and Tierra Kelley, representing Delta Zeta, was the second Runner-Up.

In the Month-Long statue competition, Phi Kappa Tau again claimed victory for the fourth year in a row in the Men’s Division with their Copper Country themed statue. With a carnival-themed creation, Alpha Sigma Tau won first place in the Women’s Division, and the combined duo of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Tau Gamma took the competition in the Co-Ed Division with their statue showcasing past years’ sculptures.

For the All-Nighter competition, Sigma Rho won in the Men’s Division. The Society of Women Engineers won in the Women’s Division, and St. Albert the Great University Parish won in the Co-Ed competition.  

Organizations also competed in the Stage Revue, a Winter Carnival tradition composed of skits performed in the Rozsa Center. Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Tau Gamma won first place with their skit, “Scooby-Doo and the Greatest Snowman.” This performance also won them the Audience Choice award. Saint Albert the Great University Parish and Phi Kappa Tau finished in second and third place respectively. 


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