October 27, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
The Mount’s junior class celebrates after winning the 2017 Mount Olympics.
For the last few weeks, Mount Saint Mary College has been abuzz with students working together, perfecting their skills, and faithfully reviewing last year’s material.
On Thursday, October 26, the students finally took their test. Only this wasn’t your average college exam – it was Mount Olympics, the yearly Battle of the Classes at Mount Saint Mary College.
Students packed the Kaplan Recreation Center for the annual event, one of the highlights of the college’s Spirit Week. Students acted in small skits and went head to head in relay races, an obstacle course, and the legendary tug of war.
In the end, it was the Mount’s junior class that emerged victorious, taking home the coveted Mount Olympics trophy.
The evening wasn’t just about fun and games, however – the college also participated in a “Coin War” to earn points in the competition. The community raised $1,741.65 over five days for the Thanksgiving Food Drive, an amount that surpassed the record by more than $1,000. The coins took 12 volunteers more than five hours to count, according to Roger May, assistant director of Campus Ministry, who thanked the community for their generosity.
The Mount’s sophomore class, seen here participating in the tug of war, snagged second place at the 2017 Mount Olympics.