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 Heisman award application process is underway. Now through October 3, 2010, eligible students graduating in the class of 2011 can apply and submit their applications at www.WendysHeisman.com .
"I'm proud to be part of a program that honors young men and women who embody the spirit of the Heisman tradition of hard work, dedication, and an outstanding record both on and off the field," says Archie Griffin, two-time collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy winner (1974–75). "The Wendy's High School Heisman award recognizes those individuals who have put forth tremendous effort in the classroom, in sports, and in the community to deliver excellence in all they do."
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 to 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," says Kyle Pollock, 2009 WHSH winner.
All eligible seniors may submit an application online through October 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 .