Local athletes named Wendy’s Heisman state finalistsThe Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program announces the names of Minnesota’s top 20 scholar-athletes as state finalists for the prestigious award.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program announces the names of Minnesota’s top 20 scholar-athletes as state finalists for the prestigious award. Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 496 came from Minnesota and have been narrowed down to the state’s 20 finalists, who are now in the running to become state winners.
Three Carlton County scholar-athletes are among the top 20: Marisa Shady of Esko (Esko High School), Brooke Camps of Barnum (Carlton High School), and Zachary Veno of Carlton (Carlton High School).
On Nov. 5, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named state winners. Of those winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will go on to compete for the national 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 $1,000 to each winner’s respective high schools, and the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN on Dec. 8.