Another local high school student was honored with the Northwest Pennsylvania C.L.A.S.S. Act Emerging Leader Award. 

Madison Shields an 11th grader of Fort LeBoeuf High School was surprised with the award on Wednesday. 

Her parents, school principal, the district superintendent were all there as part of the surprise.

Madison is a volleyball player, a member of the National Honor Society and many other student organizations. 

"I really like helping out my community and I think it's really fun to be a part a lot of different clubs and and be involved in a lot of different things," said Madison.

"For the sponsors to get involved in something like this and recognize one of our students because there's so many of them and just these opportunities are so great for our kids," said Rick Emerick, superintendent.

The winner of the C.L.A.S.S. Act awards, which are presented by the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, receive a $1,000 scholarship and have the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the year.

Lilly Broadcasting along with Velocity Net, Orthopedic Associates of Meadville, and Tendto Credit Union are sponsoring this unprecedented scholarship program in the region.