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The Wendy's High School Heisman

As a high school teacher for over twenty years, I’ve always been impressed by the number of teens who push themselves to achieve their goals. These are kids who rise above their circumstances, and don’t let the facts stand in the way of their dreams.

I’ve known students who manage intense Advanced Placement and Honors classes, involvements in school sports, and volunteer activites in their communities.

When college applications roll around, these students move to the top of the admissions stacks. And they well deserve to.

With college admissions growing more and more selective, the Wendy’s High School Heisman program presents a great opportunity to help those students who have managed to balance so much, stand out. This award celebrates high school seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement; in essence, recognizing them for all of the things they already do. Colleges want to see well-rounded students who demonstrate dedication and commitment, making this program especially relevant and accessible.

High school seniors who have a 3.0 average or higher, participate in a school-sponsored sport and contribute to their community can apply at www.WendysHeisman.com, or a high school educator, guidance counselor, or coach can nominate them. As a little reward, the first 41,100 applicants will receive a free Wendy’s gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50. One male and one female from each high school will win the award and continue on in competition for state and national awards. Twelve national finalists will participate in Heisman Weekend festivities during an all-expenses-paid trip Dec. 11-13 to New York City. ESPN2 will feature all 12 national finalists during the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony, which airs Dec. 13.  The Wendy’s High School Heisman website will display the names of all applicants and individual school winners on October 22, 2009.

YOU CAN WIN A $20 WENDY’S GIFT CARD BY LEAVING A COMMENT ABOUT AN OUTSTANDING TEEN YOU KNOW…MAYBE YOUR OWN! One name will be drawn October 3, 2009.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Wendy’s and received a gift certificate to giveaway and to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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