SAHS Scholastic Awards Program students

ABOVE: Shamokin Area High School students being honored await the start of the 2019 Scholastic Awards Program. LEFT: Jayla Klase, center, received the inaugural Marian Eleanor Weikel Scholarship presented by Richard Weikel, left, during the program at Shamokin Area Middle/High School in Coal Township.

COAL TOWNSHIP — It was a chief night Wednesday for top Indians as Shamokin Area Middle/High School honored its finest. Sixty students received nearly 100 scholastic awards, the scholarships of which were funded by a number of benefactors.

Jayla Klase received the inaugural Marian Eleanor Weikel Scholarship Award, which will pay, in full, her four-year college tuition. The award pays up to $40,000 per year.

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