Holtville High School students Mykell Johnston and Shea-Michael Anti, both 17-year-old juniors, have been nominated for the Wendy's Heisman Award that will be handed out in 2002.
The Wendy's Heisman honors the nation's top high school seniors who meet the criteria of being good scholars, citizens and athletes.
Johnston and Anti were selected by Holtville High because of accomplishments on the athletic field, in the classroom and in the community.
Johnson plays volleyball, basketball and softball for the Vikings while Anti is a football, soccer and baseball player.
"It makes a big difference to be known for both athletics and smarts," Anti said.
He added athletes are often stereotyped for not possessing classroom skills.
Johnston, who has a grade-point average of 4.7, said she is honored to be nominated.
"I think it'd be an honor to win," she said.
The award was created through Wendy's International, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Downtown Athletic Club, which is the home of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.