To Heredia and her husband, the scholarships are very personal, given to Nighthawk football players who reflect key values of her son. This year’s honorees are varsity quarterback Adrian Torres and one of the few girls ever to play Nighthawk football, Karina Hernandez, who made varsity as a defensive back.
“We consider you part of the family when you receive this scholarship,” Heredia told the two winners. The scholarship goes each year to Nighthawk football players who perform well in the classroom, want to attend college, exhibit good citizenship, and are committed to making their community a better place.
Both Adrian and Karina have grade point averages well above 3.0 and both plan to attend college next year – at Sacramento State and Sacramento City College, respectively. Adrian plans to study criminal law, while Karina wants to obtain a cosmetology license, then transfer to Sacramento State for business classes. Read more here.