The Cheatham County Central High School representatives are Savannah Jackson and Danny Chaleunsak. Liddie Sutton and Nathan Snell are the Harpeth High School nominees and Alyssa Pinkston was selected for Sycamore High School.
The Wendy's High School Heisman Award program was created by Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s.
The program recognizes outstanding students across the country for their athletic prowess, academic achievement and leadership within their community.
Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity.
Additionally, the Wendy’s High School Heisman is committed to inspire high school students to achieve personal bests and pursue their higher educational goals.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must also prove that they are leaders and role models within their school and community, and must perform in at least one of the 43 school-sponsored sports recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations or International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Since 1994, more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students have been recognized.
Both school and state finalists were recently announced. School winners received a school winner certificate and Wendy’s High School Heisman patch.