The Wendy’s High School Heisman program will stop taking applications Oct. 2 for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. The program honors outstanding high school athletes for their commitment to athletic prowess, academic achievement and community service.
Every year close to 50,000 scholar-athletes from across the country who embody leadership, academic excellence and athletic ability in their school and volunteer in their communities apply for the award.
One senior boy and girl from every school will be elected as the school winner. Then 20 finalists, 10 boys and 10 girls will be chosen from every state and the District of Columbia will advance to the state semi-finals. One senior boy and girl will be selected as state winners. A judging panel will select 12 national finalists from the 102 state winners.
Both the boy and girl selected for the award will win $10,000 for their high school and a $500 Wendy’s gift card, and will be highlighted during ESPN’s broadcast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy Ceremony in December.
To be eligible to apply students must be graduating in 2013. For more information visit www.WendysHeisman.com.
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- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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