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Scots Day is April 20

Barry McNamara
Monmouth College will celebrate the 157th anniversary of its founding and the arrival of spring on April 20 with a variety of special activities known as “Scots Day.”
A highlight of the observance, which provides students a day off from classes, will be the annual Honors Convocation, which formally recognizes the scholastic achievements of Monmouth students during the past year. The public is invited to attend the convocation, which will begin at 11 a.m. in the Dahl Chapel.
In addition to the presentation of departmental awards and prizes, the Blue Key and Mortar Board honor societies will recognize a freshman and senior man and woman of the year. Also recognized will be scholarship recipients and donors, as well as outstanding faculty members. The Monmouth College Chorale, directed by Tim Pahel, will perform college songs.
Scots Day festivities actually get started the night before on “Scots Eve,” April 19, as comedian Roy Wood Jr. will perform on the Dunlap Terrace at 7 p.m., followed by two MC student bands at 8:30 a.m.
On Scots Day, a picnic lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and, from noon to 4 p.m., a variety of activities will be available in the Quad, including inflatable games, a photo booth, karaoke, yard games and a raffle. In the days leading up to the event, Scots Day T-shirts with the “Scots Cove” Hawaiian theme are on sale for $9.