DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wendy's® High School Heisman® Program announced the names of the male and female high school student-athletes from the Northeast region as State Winners. These students are all in contention to be named one of 12 National Finalists – six males and six females – of the Wendy's High School Heisman Program. From this group, one male and one female will be announced as the National Winners at a ceremony in New York City on December 12.
The Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding students across the country for their athletic prowess, academic achievement and leadership within their community. The Wendy's High School Heisman Program honors exceptionally well-rounded students to help them pursue their passions.
"The State Winners are distinguished student-athletes in their own communities, and because of their desire to get better every day as students, athletes and leaders, the Wendy's High School Heisman Program applauds their success by honoring them as State Winners," said Archie Griffin, Wendy's High School Heisman Program spokesperson and the two-time collegiate Heisman Trophy winner. "Wendy's High School Heisman has been a platform for exemplary students to be recognized for more than twenty years, and I'm proud to help Wendy's honor those students' achievements."
Northeast Region's Wendy's High School Heisman State Winners:
- Taylor Schwab, Female, Suffield High School, Suffield
- Nicklaus Harrington, Male, Parish Hill High School, Chaplin
- Mallory Smith, Female, Ursuline Academy, Dover
- Matthew Oliver, Male, Charter School of Wilmington, Newark
District of Columbia
- Jillian Murray, Female, Georgetown Visitation Prep School, Washington
- Kenneth Jackson Jr., Male, McKinley Technology High School, Washington
- Jillian Petito, Female, Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin
- Patrick Cha, Male, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Chevy Chase
- Emily Gibson, Female, Poland Regional High School, Mechanic Falls
- Michael Tormey, Male, John Bapst Memorial High School, Orrington
- Tia Patterson, Female, Lynnfield High School, Lynnfield
- Matthew Salit, Male, Seekonk High School, Seekonk
- Hannah Neild, Female, Campbell High School, Litchfield
- Siddhart Agarwal, Male, Windham High School, Windham
- Madelyne Marrone, Female, Middletown High School North, Belford
- Daniel Cho, Male, Academies at Englewood, Englewood Cliffs
- Hailey Wagner, Female, Bellport Senior High School, Brookhaven
- Corey Ochs, Male, Long Beach Senior High School, Lido Beach
- Theresa Kearns, Female, Holy Cross High School, Scranton
- Trey Quealy, Male, Norwin Senior High School, North Huntingdon
- Sarah Andrews, Female, North Kingstown Senior High School, North Kingstown
- Matthew Wegrzyn, Male, East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich
- Abigail Schmidt, Female, Black River High School, Ludlow
- John Winslow, Male, Otter Valley Union High School, Pittford
- Skylah Haught, Female, North Marion High School, Fairview
- Chase Preston, Male, Logan High School, Stollings
Each State Winner will receive a silver medal, Heisman patch, and a $50 Wendy's gift card, and will move on to compete against winners from other regions across the country for a chance to be named a National Finalist. Wendy's will send 12 National Finalists and their families to New York City for the Wendy's High School Heisman Program and Collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy Weekend. One male and one female will be named as National Winners and will each receive a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy, a $500 Wendy's gift card and a donation from Wendy's to their high school in the amount of $10,000. Additionally, the National Winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy announcement in December 2014.
For more information about the Wendy's High School Heisman program and to view all the State Winners and Finalists, visit www.WendysHeisman.com.
About the Wendy's High School Heisman Program
Created in 1994 by Wendy's and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. Students can nominate themselves for the award online, in addition to being recommended by principals, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches. The most exceptional students are then selected to advance during extensive judging processes conducted at both state and national levels.
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 29 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com or www.wendys.com.
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NOTE: For a list of your State Winners' achievements or to find out more about the program, please call Jenn Bins at 404.879.9062.
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