Two student athletes from local high schools have been nominated for The Powerade Athlete of the Year award.
43 nominated student athletes were nominated from across Minnesota for the award.
Kira Mathias, a senior at East Central, was chosen for her involvement in the 4H program and volunteering. Also chosen was Samantha Pederson, a senior at North Branch, who plays basketball, softball, and tennis, as well as being in the National Honors Society, a member of the FCCLA, and a member of the Captains Club.
Of the 43 nominees, 10 will be awarded $1,000 for their efforts in community and extracurricular involvement.
You can vote for the finalists by clicking here.