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Honor Society Wins National Book Drive Prize

May 26, 2016

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) national honor society has been named one of three winners of the annual PKP Book Drive Competition for collecting the most books during the drive.

As a winner, the ASU chapter will receive a “Little Free Library” to place at a location of the members’ choice. The Little Free Library is designed to promote literacy throughout communities by providing a free-standing box where anyone may donate and borrow books. Winning chapters will also receive $150 to cover the design cost of personalizing their library. 

The PKP Book Drive Competition was conducted from Feb. 1 to April 30. PKP chapters across the nation collected nearly 7,500 donated books during the three-month event. The other two winning chapters are at Campbell University (North Carolina) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

Formed in 1897 and now based in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society encompassing all academic disciplines. It is considered one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies along with Phi Beta Kappa, which recognized students majoring in the arts and sciences, and Sigma Xi, which honors students majoring in the sciences.