St. Paul's Carnival Association is proud to present our 2019 Royalty...
King Christian LXXXIV
Joseph Frank Niolet
King Christian LXXXIX Joseph Frank Niolet is a lifelong resident of Pass Christian. He has been involved with St. Paul's Carnival Association most of his life, serving as a Page 35 years ago to King Christian LIV Carl Flettrich in 1984 and again in 1989 during the reign of King Christian LIX Mark Jenkins. He also served as Ball Captain to King Christian LXXXVIII Dane Jenkins in 2018.
Joey attended St. Paul Elementary School before graduating from St. Stanislaus College Preparatory School. He attended Mississippi State University and earned a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University.
Joey is an active member of the community. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Timber Ridge Property Owners Association for five years. He is currently the Vice President and has served as President.
Joey currently works for the U.S. Navy at Stennis Space Center as an IT Specialist.
Queen Christiana 2019
Queen Christiana Shelley Renee Hanson is third-generation St. Paul Carnival Association royalty. Her grandfather, Charles Bates, was King Christian LIII in 1983, and her father, Herbert Courtenay Hanson, Jr., was King Christian LXXXII in 2012.
Shelley's family history with Carnival spans nearly 80 years and three generations, to her grand-aunt Julia Hanson Cerra, Queen Christiana 1941. Shelley's grandfather, Herbert C. Hanson, was a Duke in 1941 and Queen's Escort in 1957 to her grand-aunt, Queen Christiana Dora Ellen Hanson Pickich. Her grand-uncle, Shannon Pickich, was King Christian XXVI in 1959. Shelley's cousin, Laura McDonald Pickich, was Queen Christiana 1988, and her aunt, Joann Hanson York, was Queen Christiana 2016.
Shelley has been a Maid on the Royal Court many times and is also actively involved with St. Paul's Carnival Association as a volunteer and board member. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 and as a board officer for several years, including as Vice President and Secretary. She also gives back to her community in many other ways, including through disaster relief and holiday giving efforts with Catholic Charities and her workplace.
A native of Pass Christian, Shelley attended St. Paul Elementary School and Our Lady Academy. Shelley loves the Mississippi Gulf Coast, especially being out on the water and seeing sunsets over the gulf every day. She is now helping others find their home here on the coast through her work in the mortgage business, where she has been employed for more than 15 years. She is currently a senior loan processor with CMG Financial in Biloxi.