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By Chris Diesch | Apr 24, 2021


Hello, Palermo Community!

Congratulations to Cora Gavett of Palermo, who was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Cora was initiated at University of Southern Maine.

Cora is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Waldo GOP Drive-up Spaghetti Dinner

The Waldo County Republicans Committee is sponsoring a drive-up spaghetti fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the American Legion Hall, Turner Ridge Road, Palermo.

The meal includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Cost $10 per dinner or $16 for two dinners and $8 for each additional dinner. Choice of a homemade meat sauce or sweet sausage sauce.

To place an order, call Cheryl Parkman at 458-9954, or Anne Kurek at 314-5930.

People will line up outside the building, 6 feet apart, to pick up their meals. Volunteers will be posted outside to guide people inside for payment and pickup. 50/50 raffle tickets also will be available. You are encouraged to place your order prior April 29. Drive-ups welcome!

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