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Perham High School students and staff wore pink last Tuesday to celebrate Head Cook Tammy Palubicki’s first full day back in the school kitchen. Palubicki recently finished treatment for breast cancer and is now cancer-free. She is pictured in the center, behind the sign, wearing black. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Pink for Palubicki

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“Welcome back, Tammy!”

That was the cheer heard loud and clear throughout the Perham High School lunch room last Tuesday afternoon.


Students and staff alike celebrated Tammy Palubicki’s first full day back at the school since being diagnosed with breast cancer this past spring.

Palubicki, the school’s head cook, had been missing the third lunch shift in order to make it to her treatments, said Lynn Lehman, an administrative assistant at PHS.

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