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 73rd St. Lucia Festival at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel on Dec. 12. 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 2013 St. Lucia Court are Emily Albrecht of Wimbledon, N.D., Haley Coller of Bloomington, Minn., Casey Lindquist of Chanhassen, Minn., Hayley Nemmers of Des Moines, Iowa, Christina Swenson of Marion, Iowa, and Mikaela Warner of Roseville, Minn.