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Monday, September 24, 2012

High School Heisman nominations close next Tuesday


For the 19th year, Wendy’s is now accepting applications for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, a program in conjunction with Heisman Memorial Trust that honors outstanding high school student-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement, and athletic prowess. 

The six female and six male national finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony with their families in December. There’s just one more week left for eligible seniors to submit an application online at Applications close October 2, 2012. 

Each year, nearly 50,000 young male and female scholar-athletes from across the country who embody leadership, academic excellence and athletic skill in their schools and volunteerism in their communities apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. 

These applicants are then narrowed down in four phases:
· School Winners Phase – One senior male and one senior female from every school will be selected as a “School Winner”
· State Finalists Phase – 20 finalists—10 senior males and 10 senior females—from every state and the District of Columbia will advance to “State Finalists”
· State Winners Phase – One senior male and one senior female from each state and the District of Columbia will be selected as “State Winners”
· National Finalist Phase – A judging panel will select “12 National Finalists” from the 102 State Winners

The one male and one female Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winners will earn $10,000 for their high school and a $500 Wendy’s gift card. They will also be highlighted during ESPN’s live national broadcast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy Ceremony in early December 2012.

About WHSH
The WHSH is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, host of the College Heisman Memorial Trophy. The 2011 winners were Garrett Gosse of Las Vegas, NV, who plans to continue his athletic career and academic pursuits at college this fall; and Selena Pasadyn of Brunswick, OH, who plans to run cross country and track at Harvard University in the fall, majoring in biology or biochemistry on a pre-med track.
A complete list of past WHSH finalists and winners can be found by visiting

Eligible high school seniors, slated to graduate in 2013, may submit an application online through Oct. 2, 2012. The first 25,000 students with completed applications will receive a Wendy’s gift card valued at $10. From the completed applications, one male and one female winner will be chosen to receive the WHSH Award.

For more information, students can visit, call (800) 205-6367 or contact their local high school principal, guidance counselor or athletic director. Participants can also “like” Wendy’s Heisman on Facebook at for additional program details.


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