OCEAN CITY — The city's Knights of Columbus council recently awarded scholarships to local students and elected new officers.

Ocean City Intermediate School students Allie McEntee and Luke Gallagher and Ocean City High School students Hiba Ahmad and Sean Lane received scholarships from the organization, according to a news release. 

Others received awards as part of an annual scholarship program for students who have relatives in the Knights of Columbus. The entrants wrote essays explaining why they deserved the scholarship, the release said. Among the winners were Carson Cristella, Alexis Flynn, Zack Fox, Hailey Lynch and Ethan Dawson.

The Knights also held an election for new officers. Russ Schleider was voted in as the new Grand Knight of the council, taking the place of Barry Anes, the release said. 

Jack Tomczuk can be reached at jtomczuk@pressofac.com or 609-272-7411.