“We are honored to have two of our students recognized as some of the country’s top student-athletes with the Wendy’s High School Heisman name,” said Dr. Janice Richardson, principal of VHS.
For 22 years, Wendy’s, in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy®, has recognized outstanding students and rewarded their commitment and achievements to academics, athletics and community on a national level.
The state finalists were announced on November 2. State Finalists were selected from every state and the District of Columbia. Following the State Finalists’ announcement, the names of the two State Winners, one male and one female, will be revealed before the field is narrowed down to 10 National Finalists. The 10 National Finalists, five males and five females, and their families will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Ceremony and the announcement of the two National Winners.
Each State Finalist will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 Wendy’s gift card.
For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit www.WendysHighSchoolHeisman.com. Wendy’s High School Heisman Winners are Game Changers Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors who have been a part of the program for the past 22 years. Since its inception, Wendy’s High School Heisman Award has awarded 252 National Finalists and 42 National Winners.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®. Nolan Henry of Camas, WA, continues his heralded football career at Notre Dame, and Lauren Van Vlierbergen of Algonquin, IL, who is competing on the cross country and track and field teams at the University of Michigan, received the prestigious award last year.
For a complete list of past Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists and winners or more information about the program, students can visit www.WendysHighSchoolHeisman.com. Participants can also “Like” and follow Wendy’s Heisman on Facebook and Twitter for any additional program details.
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