Clark, Rosas, nominated for High School Heisman Award
Boise City High School 's Justin Clark and Leslie Rosas have been honored with a nomination for the coveted Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, this program celebrates the nations top high school seniors who best exemplify a well-rounded “citizen-scholar-athlete.”
Principal Kim Jenkins nominated these two promising leaders for their academic aptitude, athletic talent and exceptional commitment to their communities.
“We believe it's important to celebrate success in all facets of life,” said Jenkins. “The Wendy's High School Heisman is the ultimate way to showcase students' diverse achievements for all to see.”
Created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy's and the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy's High School Heisman program has rewarded youth excellence for 12 years.
“These students are truly in a league of their own,” says Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy and program spokesperson. “Each student nominated for the award has gone above and beyond expectations to help those in need, enhance their education and pursue their dreams.”
To track a student's progress throughout the competition or to find out more about the program, please log on to www.wendysheisman.com, or call 1-800-244-5161. All nominees will be posted on the Wendy's High School Heisman Web site in early October of this year.
The Wendy's High School Heisman Program is comprised of five phases – Nomination, State Finalists, State Winners, National Finalists and National Winners. Entries are initially evaluated by ACT Assessment during the State Finalist and State Winner phases and then passed on to a distinguished panel of judges.
Twelve National Finalists are invited for an all-expense paid trip to New York City on Dec. 9-11, to participate in the Heisman weekend festivities. ESPN2 will feature all 12 National Finalists during the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards Ceremony that will air on Dec. 11.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and is the third largest hamburger quick-service chain in the world, with nearly 6,600 restaurants in the United States, Canada and international markets.
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