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The Veiled Prophet Ball 2011, Maids of Honor Were Presented to the St. Louis Community

The Veiled Prophet Ball is the social event of the year for young women in St. Louis society.

Marking their formal entrance into society, 59 Maids of Honor were presented prior to the presentation of six Special Maids and the Queen of Love and Beauty, Miss Eleanor Clark Brennan of Ladue at the 127th annual Veiled Prophet Ball held at the Hyatt Regency Thursday Night.

More than 2,000 of the finest dressed in the city looked on as each lovely woman dressed in formal ball gowns took the runway for their introduction to the St. Louis Community. Each young woman was escorted down the runway where she took her place on the stage with the Veiled Prophet and his court.  

Generally the young women who participate in the VP Ball are introduced to the St. Louis community while they are in their sophomore year of college.

2011 Maids of Honor:

Alexandra Woodley Schenk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Schenk
Hilary Marshall Wilcox, stepdaughter of N. David V. Boudinet and Daughter of Mrs. Susan Boudinet 
Christine Marie Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Campbell
Elizabeth Mary von Gontard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip von Gontard
Valerie Elizabeth Rhomberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg R. Rhomberg
Katherine Elizabeth Rouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Rouse
Kelly Elizabeth Crutsinger, daughter of Mr. Robert Crutsinger
Katrin Karole Renner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthias D. Renner
Jenna Christine Carlie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Carlie
Katheryn Howard Monser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Monser
Michelle Elizabeth Navarre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Navarre
Olivia Lauren Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Jack Anderson, Jr.
Ellen Margaretta Archie, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Andrew J. Archie
Carolina Elisabeth Ayers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brock E. Ayers
Kathryn Hope Bader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Bader
Meredith Elizabeth Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Benson III
Carson Alexandra Boehm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barrett L. Boehm
Mary Katherine Burgess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Burgess
Alexandra Day Butler, daughter of Mr. Robert C. Butler and Mrs. Christy Butler
Katherine Hanna Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cooper
Eleanor Anna Dankmyer, daughter of Mr. David S. Dankmyer and Ms. Connie Ahrens
Laura Stone Eaves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Eaves
Tess Smith Brooks Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Richard C. Fleming
Haley Lucille Hensley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hensley, Jr.
Margaret Spencer Hibbard, daughter of Mr. George E. Hibbard, Jr. and Mrs. Leslie Hibbard
Helen Gesine Hillis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Hillis
Alexandra Hays Hoeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Hoeman
Christina Spahr Holland, daughter of Mr. John Holland and Mrs. Leslie Holland
Laura Kerley Klamer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Klamer
Anna Dixon Krane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Krane
Lauren Rose Lenke, daughter Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Lenke
Samantha Grace Lund, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herluf G. Lund Jr.
Lillian Jean Maggiorotto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maggiorotto, Jr.
Rebecca Joy Malzahn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Malzahn
Elizabeth Stephens Marx, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest r. Marx
Grace Elise Monterubio, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John R. Monterubio
Mary Carr Mudd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Mudd
Kathleen Anna Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Frank Murphy
Katye Laine Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Nash
Allison Risdon Neary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas w. Neary
Jacqueline Louise Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson
Marcella Jane Plegge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Plegge
Emily Catherine Potthast, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery S. Potthast
Mary-Estelle Bradant Powers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pierce W. Powers, Jr.
Amy Kathleen Rader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rader
Blair McBride Rallo, daughter of Mr. Peter J. Rallo and Mrs. Janet Rallo
Carol Juliette Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Reed
Margaret McClanahan Sant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Sant
Danielle Alyse Sartori, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Sartori
Andrea Grace Schmid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Schmid
Mary Elizabeth Scobee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Scobee
Elizabeth Bates Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Scott
Emily Peyton Sky, daughter of Dr.  and Mrs. Adam J. Sky
Caroline Howard Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard V. Stephens
Elizabeth Rae Thiemann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Thiemann
Merrill Blue Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Addison B. Thomas
Alison Ann Wild, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Alan P. Wild
Amelia Kathryn Wren, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wren
Jessica Lauren Zaccarello, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Zaccarello

John Galt January 01, 2012 at 05:50 PM
E Witzen: Another thought on the lack of Fleur de Lis Ball coverage here: As you know, the Fleur de Lis Ball is a Catholic event. James "Mr. MICDS" Baer, Editor of this site, is a Jew.
Mark Wilson January 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
John Galt: Please stop commenting. All that you have accomplished is giving Burroughs a bad name. I'm sure Andy Abbott, the faculty, staff, and students at such a fine institution don't enjoy having someone making classless comments in their name on a local news site. It's been established that there is a strange MICDS bent on here, but so what? Rise above that. You come across as the classless one here.
John Galt January 01, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Wilson: Your request conflicts with my 2012 resolution to work tirelessly and relentlessly to expose this site's pro MICDS and anti Burroughs biases. In fact, I intend to INCREASE my posting activities in '12. I also suspect that Abbott and Co. are relieved to know that I am on the case and support efforts completely.
E. Witzen January 02, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Dear Mr. Galt, I don't think it's a good idea to single out anyone's religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class background, or any other aspect of personhood in making criticisms. Whatever you think of Mr. Baer, MICDS or anyone or anything else, please avoid citing religious affiliation in criticisms. I asked the basic question of why the Fleur de Lis Ball, which has participants and participating families who live in Ladue, was not also being covered. This year's VP Queen and many of the Fleur de Lis participants attended Villa Duchesne, which is covered by Ladue Patch, so wouldn't it qualify to be covered here too? Just wondering.
Rhonda Weiche January 02, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Hi E. Witzen, Thanks for reading Patch and my article. You have a legitimate question. Let me answer that for you. I contacted the PR department for the Fleur de Lis ball, due to limited space for journalist/photographers, we were not able to cover this year's ball. They only allow a certain number of journalist/photographers so as not to take away from the experience of those attending. We are working on some possibilities still. Hopefully next year you will see beautiful coverage on Patch. And you are right, we would have loved to have covered it. Regardless of what some think, we do try to be fair to all schools, events and all that is newsworthy, however there are times when those in charge of the school, event, ect. limit us. Unless you are a jounalist/photographer you can not possibly understand. Having said that, there are other articles on this site about the VP Ball with more flattering photos of the young women and the attendees. I invite you to search by my name to find them and read/view them. Unfortunately, the shots on this feature were shot from the position I was assigned by the person in charge of photographers and journalists. I would have liked to have had a better position but it was what it was. From what I have been told, I will have a better position next year. Thanks for reading and your comments E. Witzen.

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