To aid the education of all students in the Weatherly Area School District and to offer a $15,000 scholarship to a Weatherly Area High School Student attending a four year college.

        Current applicants can download the scholarship application by clicking on the following links:
      WAHSAA Scholarship Cover Page     WAHSAA Scholarship Application


Congratulations to Jada Saldukas, 2024 Scholarship Winner



 Saldukas Named WAHSAA Scholarship Winner 2024

            The Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association recently announced the 2024 WAHSAA Scholarship recipient. Jada Saldukas, daughter of Amanda Saldukas, Weatherly has been awarded the $15,000 scholarship from her graduating class.

            A Weatherly Area School District senior, Jada is graduating in the top five of her class at Carbon Career & Technical, Jim Thorpe.

            Saldukas is secretary of her senior class and treasurer of the National Technical Honor Society. She also served as class treasurer in her freshman year. She was a Weatherly cheerleader, serving as co-captain, placed in the SkillsUSA competition and member of CCTI’s dance committee.

            Community activities include: working at the Weatherly Hillclimb, Toys for Tots, collecting for the Army Reserves, and activities at Heritage Hill Senior Living Center, Weatherly.

            Saldukas is the first Junior at Carbon Career & Technical Institute to receive her Cosmetology license.

           Jada’s plans are to attend a four-year program at Penn State to receive a degree in Career Technology Education to become a Cosmetology teacher, and to pursue her Doctorate in education.   

The Scholarship Fund has been established in the name of the Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association. The Scholarship Committee of that Association devised the guidelines and plan of operation contained herein. The wealth of the fund has been built over the years by contributions and donations made by people and organizations interested in education. This money has been invested in various instruments which make up the Principal of the Fund.

The Association desires that the investment interest from the Fund be used only to provide scholarships to Weatherly Area School District students and who graduate from Weatherly Area High School or the Carbon County Vocational Technical School. The scholarship is to be used for extended education at an institution of higher education or a more specialized institution of learning, which shall be approved by the Scholarship Program Committee. Members are: Mrs. Sue Ann Gerhard-chairman, Mr. Brian O’Donnell, Mrs. Carol Hill, Mrs. Barbara Sandt, Mrs. Angela Gregory, Mrs. Teresa Barna, Mr. Chris Henritzy, Mrs. Barbara Sipler and Mrs. Sarah Minnick, Guidance Counselor.

            The scholarship was established in 1998, and the following have received this award:

1998 – Sarah Hamm; 1999 – Raymond Marcero; 2000 – Erin Lesko; 2001 – Angela Petrone; 2002 – Courtney Hadzick; 2003 – Lindsey Hinkle; 2004 – Kerri Romig; 2005 – Jeremy Leach; 2006 – James Somers; 2007 – Joshua Titus; 2008 – Jennifer Miller; 2009 Amanda Bartosevich; 2010 – Melanie Clabia; 2011 – Mia Cavello; 2012 – Matthew Caccese; 2013 – Heather Cichowic; 2014 – Rachel Moon; 2015 – Catherine Strizak; 2016 – Muskan Khatiwala; 2017 – Breena Coxe; 2018 – Samantha Knepper; 2019 – Nikki Polivka; 2020 - Alianna Hernandez; 2021 - Lilli Kunkle; 2022 - Richard Ray; 2023 – Kelly Michaels; 2024 – Jada Saldukas.


Other scholarships given by the association and alumni are:

$4,000 Wilbur (Tim) Frable Memorial Scholarship – Reina Whalen; $2,500 Harry & Loretta Allison Award – Mason Claypoole; $1,000 Hugo Paul Family Memorial Award – Mellanie Marshman; $1,000 Anna Raynock Memorial Scholarship – Taylor Davidovich; $750 – Trinity McCutcheon; $750 – Milana Grier; $500 –Erin Prete; $500 – Bethany Houser; - $250 – Kaylee Gaydorcik; $250 – Isobel Hoffman.

            Pictured above (l to r) Sue Ann Gerhard, WAHSAA President and Scholarship chairperson, Jada Saldukas, scholarship recipient, Brian O’Donnell, Vice-President WAHSAA.



 Previous Scholarship Award Winners

2024 - Jada Saldukas

2022 - Richard Ray

2020 - Alianna Hernandez
2018 - Samantha Knepper
2016 - Muskan Khatiwala
2014 - Rachel Moon
2012 - Matthew John Caccese
2010 - Melanie Clabia
2008 - Jennifer Miller
2006 - James Somers
2004 - Kerri Romig
2002 - Courtney Hadzick
2000 - Erin Lesko
1998 - Sarah Hamm


2023 - Kelly Michaels

2021 - Lilli Kunkle
2019 - Nikki Polivka
2017 - Brena Coxe
2015 - Catherine Strizak
2013 - Heather Cichowic
2011 - Mia Cavello
2009 - Amanda Bartosevich
2007 - Joshua Titus
2005 - Jeremy Leach
2003 - Lindsey Hinkle
2001 - Angela Petrone
1999 - Ray Marcero