Area students were among 20 state semi-finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
They were Ashley Banrhart, Kenmare; Courtney Funk, Minot High School-Magic City Campus; Kaylee Scott, Rolette; Matthew Landenberger, Underwood; and Jake Germundson, Williston High School.
The state finalists were Katelyn Mack, Cavalier; and Tanner Purintun, Linton.
The award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics, and community leadership. The winners compete for scholarships and other recognition and recognition during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN on Dec. 10.