New Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Judge Madaline Palladino
Family and friends of the Honorable Judge Madaline Palladino have established an endowed scholarship fund in her memory. Starting with the William Allen High School graduating Class of 2016, the scholarship will be awarded to a senior girl with the highest academic rank at William Allen High School who plans to attend a four-year college. This year the chosen student will receive a scholarship of $500.
Judge Palladino graduated from William Allen High School (then known as Allentown High School) as salutatorian of the Class of 1941. She earned a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1944. She went on to earn her law degree at Columbia University, where she was one of only two women admitted in 1945.
Judge Palladino’s distinguished law career spanned more than 40 years, serving the residents of the City of Allentown, Lehigh County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A woman of many “firsts,” Palladino became the first Republican woman to be elected to statewide office in 1983. She served as Judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for 10 years before her retirement. She was the first, female Assistant District Attorney of Lehigh County. Judge Palladino has been designated a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. She served many local organizations as president and board member. For more about Judge Palladino, click here.
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