Celebrating PLU’s 2019 Sankta Lucia
A bearer of light in a dark world
For more than 60 years Pacific Lutheran University has been celebrating Sankta Lucia. Our tradition emerges from Sweden which celebrates Sankta Lucia who stood up for her beliefs in the face of persecution. At PLU, the Lucia is chosen based on an essay and interview process where applicants demonstrate their dedication to service and honoring the core elements of Lutheran higher education. The appointed Lucia is recognized with a $1000 scholarship and a crown of candles.
Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 7 pm
All students who apply share their voices with the PLU community at a public concert. Members of the public are invited to participate as well, particularly children under the age of 13, who wish to share in this traditional Nordic festival.
The applicants also perform at a local nursing home, where they sing the Lucia songs and other Christmas carols.