The Festival of St. Lucia, which is traditionally celebrated on December 13, begins the Christmas season in Swedish custom. St. Lucia is honored by the people of Sweden for her service to others and for standing up for what she knew was right. Gustavus celebrates its 71st St. Lucia Celebration at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel on Dec. 8. Sophomore women are asked to select peers at Gustavus who are a light to others and exemplify these qualities: Courageous Leadership, Service to Others, Strength of Character, and Compassion. The women in the 2011 St. Lucia Court are Susan Crane of Des Moines, Iowa; Annalise Dobbelstein of Bemidji, Minn.; Elizabeth Johnson of Plymouth, Minn.; Ellen Krueger of Minnetonka, Minn.; and Jennifer Werness of Burnsville, Minn.