Kristina Koester, left, and Makayla Herron are the 2012 winners of the Philippsen Award. This award was established to honor library volunteer Malanie Philippsen, who gave her time, faith and enthusiasm for literature. She lived in Delphos for just a few years and then moved when her husband switched jobs. Names are engraved on a plaque that hangs outside the Grade School Library. The plaque reads: “The Phillipsen Award Presented yearly to the student demonstrating a strong faith-life and the love and joy of reading. Established to honor library volunteer Melanie Philippsen whose presence was a grace to all she served.” Philippsen stopped by and offered a gift for each winner and bookmarks for all the students.
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