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Anderson, French are WJ Wendy's Heismans
November 6, 2012West Jones Jr Sr High School
West Jones High School and the Mustang Soccer Program are extending a special congratulations to Somer Anderson and Peyton French, who were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Somer and Peyton were chosen for their outstanding excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership and will move on to the next round of judging to compete to win the coveted National award.
“On behalf of the West Jones Soccer Program, we are extremely proud to celebrate the exceptional athletic and scholastic achievements of Somer and Peyton with this prestigious award,” said Coach Craig Winship.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman award is recognized as the most esteemed award at the high school level as it encourages future leadership by acknowledging well-rounded students.
“These students are an inspiration to those around them and will honorably represent their school in the next stage of Wendy’s High School Heisman award judging,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy and Wendy’s High School Heisman program spokesperson. “I’m proud to be a part of a program that honors young men and women who embody the spirit of the Heisman tradition of hard work, dedication and an outstanding record both on and off the field.”
One male and one female from each high school are selected as School Winners from the nearly 48,000 applicants nationwide. From there, State Finalists will be selected, then two State Winners from each state. It then is narrowed down to 12 National Finalists, who will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Ceremony, celebrating the two National Winners.
For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please log on to www.WendysHeisman.com or call 1-800-205-6367.
About Wendy’s High School HeismanCreated in 1994, WHSH has set the standard for high school student-athletes and gained tremendous prestige in its own right. To date, more than 305,000 high school students have represented their schools and been touched by the Heisman experience.
The program consists of six stages of awards – Applicants, School Winners, State Finalists, State Winners, National Finalists and National Winners. Entries are initially evaluated by ACT Assessment during the Applicant, State Finalist and State Winner phases and then passed on to a distinguished panel of judges. Known for the ACT college entrance exam, ACT is a nonprofit organization offering educational measurement and research services.
Twelve National Finalists will be invited to participate in Heisman weekend festivities during an all-expense paid trip to New York City, including the Wendy’s High School Heisman awards ceremony on in December. ESPN will feature the two National Winners during the national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in December.
About Wendy’s International, Inc.
Wendy's is one of the world's most successful restaurant companies with more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide. More information about The Wendy’s Company is available at www.wendys.com, or www.aboutwendys.com.
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