I got an e-mail a few days ago from the Wendy’s High School Heisman committee reminding eligible seniors that the deadline to apply for the prestigious award is Oct. 3. The last San Gabriel Valley athlete to be honored was Anthony White, who won the award in 1998 while a football star at Rosemead High.
Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics and community involvement. Celebrating its 17th year, the 2010 Wendy’s High School HeismanTM award application process is underway. Now through Oct. 3, 2010, eligible students (graduating class of 2011) can apply and submit their applications by clicking here.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman (WHSH) award is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, host of the Collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy. Just as the Heisman is known for being the top award in college football, WHSH is known for being the most prominent award at the high school level. To date, more than 250,000 high school students have represented their schools.
The elite recognition of the WHSH award also gives students the leverage they need to shine on their college applications and stand apart from their peers in the competitive process. “Being recognized as the Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner has opened so many doors for me and has reinforced my confidence in taking on whatever challenges and opportunities may arise,” said Kyle Pollock, 2009 WHSH winner.
All eligible seniors may submit an application online through Oct. 3, 2010. The first 41,100 applicants will receive a Wendy’s gift card randomly valued from $5 to $50. From the completed applications, one male and one female winner will be chosen to receive the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. For more information, students can visit www.WendysHeisman.com, call (800) 205-6367 or contact their local high school principal, guidance counselor or athletic director. Students can also visit the WHSH fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wendyshighschoolheisman.