Reno High senior Andrew Berreyesa was named as one of two Wendy’s High School Heisman State Winners from Nevada on Thursday.
Rebekah Lescenski of Faith Lutheran is the other Nevada state winner.
The state winners are being recognized for their hard work and dedication to their school, sport and community, and are in the running to be named one of the 10 national finalists.
Of those 10 finalists, two national winners will be selected and Wendy’s, for the first time, will grant those two national winners a $10,000 college scholarship.
Wendy’s High School Heisman will award state winners with a $1,000 college scholarship in addition to a silver medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Winner patch and a $50 Wendy’s gift card.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman highlights and honors the highest achieving high school seniors for both their academic and athletic efforts, along with leadership in their communities.
Lescenski and Berreyesa were selected from Nevada’s group of 20 state finalists.
From Northern Nevada they include: Chase Barlow, Spanish Springs; Kacie Bell, Elko; Joseph Terry, Fallon; Whitney Skabelund, Fallon; Stuart McElhany, Carson; Graciela De Leon, Fernley; and Dallas Moss, Reed.
Lescenski and Berreyesa will compete against 100 other state winners across the country for a chance to be chosen as one of 10 national finalists. The national finalist will then go on to be considered for the national winner title in New York City that will be announced on Dec 9.