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Mayor Aiello Announces Scholarship Winner

June 16, 2021—Olean— William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean, is pleased to announce that Kaura Chahal has been awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship.

Miss Chahal is the daughter of Puneet and Colleen Chahal. During her years at Olean High School she has been a member of the Olean High School Marching Band and was head of percussion. She participated in the Scholastic Challenge, Scholar’s Day and Poetry Out Loud. She is a student and teacher at Neighborhood School of Dance. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and a HOBY representative. She is a cashier at Reid’s Food Barn.

Miss Chahal plans to attend Clarkson University for a Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

“Congratulations to Miss Chahal, she is an asset to our community and I wish her continued success as she continues her education at Clarkson,” Mayor Aiello said.

The Mayor’s Scholarship is awarded annually to two City of Olean residents who plan to attend a college or university in New York State and intend to study Criminal Justice, Accounting or Engineering. Over the years, former mayors have funded the scholarship in different ways. Mayor Aiello funds the scholarship through the donations that he receives when he performs marriage ceremonies.