By Paul Adkins Sports Editor
March 27, 2014
Logan High School’s Lauren Chambers and Josh Rein were recently named winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
Chambers and Rein were chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership and will move on to the next round of judging to compete for the coveted national award.
“On behalf of Logan High School, we are excited to celebrate and honor the outstanding athletic and scholastic achievements of Lauren and Josh with this prestigious award,” Logan principal Kelly Stanley said.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.
Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award is recognized as the most esteemed award at the high school level, as it encourages future leadership by acknowledging well-rounded students
“The nationally recognized Wendy’s High School Heisman Award helps these high-achieving students to stand out in the increasingly selective college admissions process,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy and Wendy’s High School Heisman program spokesperson. “These outstanding seniors across the country can use this award as a stepping stone towards continuing success and high achievements.”
One male and one female from each high school are selected as School Winners from the nearly 48,000 applicants nationwide.
From there, state finalists will be selected, then two state winners from each state. This group is narrowed down to 12 National Finalists, who will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Ceremony, announcing the two National Winners.
For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit www.WendysHeisman.com or call 1-800-205-63671-800-205-6367.
Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.
Students can nominate themselves for the award online, in addition to being recommended by principals, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches.
The most exceptional students are then selected to advance during extensive judging processes conducted at both state and national levels.
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com or www.wendys.com.