After a demanding competition that included performances, relays, and more, Mount Saint Mary College’s senior class claimed victory at the Mount Olympics on Thursday, October 25.
As part of the college’s annual Spirit of the Mount Week, students compete against each other to take home the Mount Olympics trophy – and the bragging rights that go along with it. About 700 students attended the event.
But Spirit of the Mount Week is about more than just friendly competition.
Through a “coin war,” Mount students raised more than $1,800 for the college’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. The money will be used to aid underprivileged families living in the area. The campaign is a joint effort between Campus Ministry and the Mount’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee
According to Fr. Gregoire Fluet, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, it took half a dozen people nearly four hours to count the coins.
Continuing another Spirit of the Mount Week tradition, students enjoyed the college’s annual bonfire on Friday, October 26. Also during Spirit Week, students attended a kickoff Mass celebrated by Fr. Fluet, enjoyed a powder puff football game, and more.
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