Edward Parnell Penico of Alamo, a June graduate of Athenian Upper School, attained Eagle Scout ranking in August. His project was a concrete cinderblock planter box at Alamo Elementary School, where he attended until 2001. He was a senior patrol leader of Troop 236 his sophomore year and awarded the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's highest honor, in 2004, under Scoutleader Jeff Eid.
Penico is now attending University of Rochester in New York, majoring in physics.
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Achievement Award for Claudia Mauzy Nemir
Phi Mu Fraternity announced from its headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga., that Claudia Mauzy Nemir of Alamo is the 2008 recipient of the Alumnae Achievement Award. This prestigious award has been presented since 1982 to alumnae in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the organization.
Nemir received a bachelor's degree from UC Berkley where she served as president of the Eta Alpha chapter of Phi Mu. She has a long-standing record of service to Phi Mu including positions such as past National Council Member-at-Large and past Phi Mu Foundation President. Founded in 1852, Phi Mu Fraternity is a women's organization that provides personal academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendships through a shared tradition.