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Wendy's Names Twelve Outstanding Scholar-Athletes Finalists For 2012 High School Heisman Program
National Winners to be announced in December in New York City
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 26, 2012 10:53 AM
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of 45,000 applicants, 12 exceptional high school seniors have been chosen as national finalists for the 19th annual Wendy's® High School Heisman® Award. On December 7, Wendy's will honor these students at the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards ceremony at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, where one male and one female student-athlete will be chosen as the national winners of the prestigious award.
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 in high school athletics because it encourages future leadership by acknowledging well-rounded students.
"Wendy's High School Heisman rewards outstanding students that not only outperform their competition in sports but strive for the highest standards of excellence in all that they do," said Archie Griffin, two-time collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy winner. "These 12 young men and women are a direct reflection of what the program represents, and we congratulate them on being national finalists."
The 12 national finalists are listed below:
The national finalists will be featured during the televised ceremony on ESPN2® on December 16 and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female national winner will receive a Wendy's High School Heisman Trophy and a $10,000 donation from Wendy's to each winner's respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN®, December 8.
About the Wendy's High School Heisman Program
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's name and design, and the Wendy's High School Heisman and design are trademarks of Oldemark LLC and are licensed to Wendy's International, Inc. The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Heisman name and Heisman Trophy figure are registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust, used with permission.
SOURCE Wendy's High School Heisman Program
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