SENIORS RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR-ATHLETES IN FIRST PHASE OF WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARDS
Glenn "Butch" Bartels and Courtney Dawsey were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Bartels and Dawsey will move on for consideration in the next stage of the program where they could be named a State Finalist.
"We are honored to have two of our students recognized as some of the country's top student-athletes with the Wendy's High School Heisman name," said Jose Becerra, STA Principal.
For 22 years, Wendy's, in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, has recognized outstanding students and rewarded their commitment and achievements to academics, athletics and community on a national level.
Bartels and Dawsey were selected as 2015 School Winners because of their accomplishments academically, athletically, in extra-curriculars and in service to our community. STA has boasted fifteen State Finalists in the past and three State Champions: Lindsay Day in 2003, Deanna Rollette in 2006 and Malia Cali in 2009. Rollette and Cali advanced as National Finalists and Cali was named National Champion in 2009.
The next announcement on November 2 will include the names of the State Finalists selected from every state and the District of Columbia. Following the State Finalists' announcement, the names of the two State Winners, one male and one female, will be revealed before the field is narrowed down to ten National Finalists. The Ten National Finalists, five males and five females, and their families will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Ceremony and the announcement of the two National Winners.