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Esko's Rengo finalist for MSHSL Triple A Award

Esko's Sam Rengo, shown during the 2018 Coaches Classic, is a Region 7A finalist for the Minnesota State High School League's 2019 Triple A Award. Pine Journal file

Samuel Rengo of Esko has been named a Region 7A finalist for the Minnesota State High School League 2019 Triple A (Academics, Arts, Athletics) Award.

One boy and one girl from each of the 16 regions have been named finalists. Danielle Rydberg of Crosby-Ironton was also selected from Region 7A.

The top two award finishers from each region will be invited to a banquet. The winners will be announced March 23. Award recipients — one girl and one boy from both a Class A school and a Class AA school — will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.

To be eligible, students must be a high school senior; have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher; participate in MSHSL-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities, such as music, debate, speech, one-act play or visual arts; and comply with the MSHSL's code of conduct.

While at Esko High School, Rengo has played on the basketball team and competed in the state cross-country and track and field meets.