The Psi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Society Tea with Famous Ladies nets more than $1,300

May 17—PERU — The Psi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Society Tea With Famous Ladies held at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Hall on April 13 was a great success.

Sixty-four guests were seated at beautifully decorated tea tables and enjoyed presentations by eight "famous ladies."

They ranged from an 18th century pioneer midwife who birthed more than 800 infants, to the first female runner of the Boston Marathon. Four local women were portrayed: Elizabeth Fisk of Chazy, a textile artist; Marjorie Lansing Porter, a local historian; Georgia Harkness, a theologian; and Jacqueline Archer, a civic leader and founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration. All receipts from the Tea are added to the Alice K. Lewis Grant, a fund which provides scholarships for local students.

The Psi Chapter thanks all who contributed, especially our generous guests who made extra contributions to this fund. The Tea netted more than $1,300.

At this time Psi Chapter is seeking applicants for the scholarship. These grants support local college students entering teaching or a field related to education. Each award is a minimum of $500, available for the current semester. Applicants who have graduated from a Clinton, Essex, or Franklin County high school are given priority. Qualified graduates of high schools in other counties are considered, if funds are available. An applicant may be in the third or fourth year of undergraduate preparation to enter an education field, or a student planning to enter graduate school. Related fields include professions outside of classroom teaching such as Counseling, Library Science, Museum work, and others.

Grants are based on academic achievement, seriousness of purpose, professional promise, and financial need. All applicants must be full time students, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For more information and an application form, contact Dr. Margaret Leone, Psi Chapter Scholarship Chair, at: or call (518) 534-2377. The deadline for applications is July 1.