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A unique aspect of the Mount Marty culture is the four celebrations the college holds to honor the individuals who shaped the college and its traditions. Each year, the college celebrates the lives of Mother Jerome Schmitt, Saint Scholastica, Saint Benedict and Bishop Martin Marty. With each celebration, the college aims to educate one another about the celebrated person’s life and to recognize their values.
Most recently, Mount Marty celebrated the Feast of Saint Scholastica on February 12th. As a Benedictine college, Mount Marty holds Saint Scholastica near to their tradition. She is believed to be the twin sister of Saint Benedict and is considered the founder of Benedictine Women Monastics. The Scholastica Learning and Technology Center is named in her honor. The college celebrates her feast to recognize her influence in the Benedictine tradition and to honor her faith-life.
This year, Mount Marty remembered Saint Scholastica by holding its first Twin Contest on the Monday before the feast. The criteria was pretty simple: the “twin teams” needed to be made up of a male and a female, teams had to be present in Cyber Café to win, and the more creative the twins, the better. The people in Cyber Café during the Community Hour were treated to eight teams of twins, made up of students and staff. The teams pulled out all the stops; the twins created a “signature move” and some partners created fake tattoos, donned bald caps and drew on fake beards. Twins competed in three categories: most identical, most creative, and most unlikely pair. The teams of Jordan Pater and Jordan Hudelson and Dr. Benoit and “Victor” took home the Most Unlikely Twins prize, Amy Majeres and William Preszler were awarded the Most Creative, and T.J. Smith and Ashley Sveum were the Most Identical pair.
The next celebration for the college will be Benedictine Awareness Week in mid-March.