Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 2 for the 2013 Wendy's High School Heisman Award, a program in conjunction with Heisman Memorial Trust that honors outstanding high school student-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement, and athletic prowess.
To date, more than 400,000 student-athletes have applied to be recognized and stand out amongst their peers. Two winners from each school will move to the state, level, where 10 Utah youth winners will be named.
The first 25,000 students with completed applications will receive a Wendy's gift card valued at $10.
The six female and six male national finalists will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards Ceremony with their families in December. In addition, the one male and one female national winner will earn $10,000 for their school. Eligible seniors can apply online at www.WendysHeisman.com.
2014 seniors can apply at www.WendysHeisman.com.
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. Participants can also "Like" Wendy's Heisman on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WendysHighSchoolHeisman for additional program details.
Morgan High senior Kassie Nagel has signed with the University of Utah track and field program after winning state 3-A titles in both the shot put and discuss.Nagel has won state twice in shot put and has the best shot put marks in the state the last three years.
Meanwhile, Morgan High's Thomas Ericson has announced he will enroll at Illinois College in the fall and play on school's football team.
Ericsonwas a member of Morgan's football and wrestling teams. As per Division III rules, student-athletes enrolling at Illinois College do not sign letters of intent, nor do they receive financial aid based on athletic merit.
Pole vault skills course available
Through the collaborative efforts of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NCAA and USA Track & Field, an online pole vault skills course has been developed for coaches and athletes and is available for free on the NFHS Coach Education Program Web site at www.nfhslearn.com.
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