Day: February 4, 2021

Winter Carnival Ambassadors for 2021!

We at Blue Key are extremely excited to announce that we will be having four Winter Carnival Ambassadors due to a tie in voting! We would like to express how deserving all of our contestants were, and we would like to express a special congratulations to our 4 Ambassadors, which are as follows:

Grace Ojala

Sponsors: St. Albert the Great University Parish

Happy Winter Carnival everyone! I am a third-year student majoring in geophysics and anthropology and pursuing a career as a professional archaeologist. I am excited to represent St. Albert the Great University Parish in this year’s Ambassador’s Competition! Like many of you, I love exploring all of the beauty that the Keweenaw has to offer, and on the weekend you can often catch me out and about on adventures with my friends. On campus, I am a coach at the Graduate Language Assessment and Support center and a member of Tech’s student chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. I also serve at St. Al’s as a lector and a prayer ministry coordinator. Winter Carnival has always been a highlight of my school year, especially pulling a true All-Nighter and working until the sun rises. I am looking forward to doing the same this year and enjoying the rest of the Winter Carnival events! Thank you for your support and have a fantastic Winter Carnival!

Rachel Falls

Sponsors: Pep Band

You can often find me bringing up the rear of any pep band parade, or trailing behind a team of sled dogs in the snow. Last year I played in the pep band for broomball playoffs and the all nighter parade, I helped in the food tent, and you might’ve even seen me giving out sled dog rides in front of DHH. This year I hope to be able to ride the (virtual) zamboni!

Sarah Miller

Sponsors: Army ROTC

Hello fellow Huskies; we’ve made it to Carnival 2021! I am so humbled and excited to be this year’s ambassador representative for the Michigan Tech Army ROTC program. I am a fourth year undergraduate exercise science student from Freeland, MI. I am in the pre-health profession program on campus looking forward to a future in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. On campus I have worked as a student employee for the HuskyFit program and am the president of the student Figure Skating Club. In my free time, I enjoy the XC ski trails, snowboarding, figure skating and coaching with the skate club in the community. From statue building to broomball, my experience of Winter Carnival will always be one to remember that truly makes this campus and community special. Michigan Tech and the Army ROTC program have provided me with many opportunities to grow as a volunteer in the Houghton community, develop in my leadership skills, and gain outstanding experience throughout my voyage as an MTU student. Together as we prepare for the new joys this year’s Winter Carnival has to bring, I want to thank all of my supporters in this journey. Happy Winter Carnival 2021!

Mallory Fichera

Sponsors: Guardians of the North

I’m a fifth-year environmental engineering student with a passion for bettering the Michigan Tech community through projects and organizations that make a positive impact on the students, faculty, and community members on campus and in the Houghton area. Through my involvement with Guardians of the North, the Dance Team, and Silver Wings, I have been able to work with students from many different backgrounds and help them succeed as students and leaders as well as making sure they feel like a part of the Michigan Tech community. I also have a passion for helping students succeed academically. Over my time here, I have served as an orientation team leader, a teaching assistant for academic success courses, and a learning center coach in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Even though my time here at Tech is coming to a close, I am still very excited about what I can do over the next few months to have a lasting impact on the Michigan Tech community. I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent Guardians of the North in this year’s Winter Carnival Ambassador competition!