Abby Indreland of Frenchtown and Robert Klingaman of Chinook were named Montana’s state winners of the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
They will now go on to compete for the national award that celebrates their hard work, dedication and exceptional records in athletics, academics and community leadership.
“Colleges want well-rounded students and with admissions growing more selective, a national award like the Wendy’s High School Heisman can really help students stand out,” said Archie Griffin, a two-time collegiate Heisman Trophy winner. “Abby and Robert are inspirations to others in their school and community, and we’re honored to welcome them into the Heisman family.”
Indreland and Klingaman were chosen from 45,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to one male and one female winner from each school, and then to Montana’s group of 20 state finalists.