Chelsy Reed, a student at Paonia High School, Skylyn Webb, a student at Delta High School, and Conner Beard, a student at Hotchkiss High School, were named state finalists for the 2012 Wendy's® High School Heisman® Award program. Although they will not advance to the next phase of the program, they are among 20 of Colorado's top scholar-athletes to become state finalists.
Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 728 applicants came from Colorado and were narrowed down to the state's 20 finalists. These finalists embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.
Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy's High School Heisman, now in its 19th year, is one of the most esteemed awards at the high school level.
On Nov. 5, one male and one female finalist from each state were named state winners. Of those state winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will go on to compete for the national winner title in New York City on Dec. 7. National finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN® networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female national winner will receive a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy's, and Wendy's will donate $10,000 to each winner's respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, Dec. 8.blog comments powered by Disqus