WSAV Blitz performer Jerry Davis from Groves High School is among the finalists for the Georgia High School Heisman Award. Davis is one of 48,000 applicants for the prestigious State – and- National award.
The program recognizes high school seniors for their achievements in academics, athletics and leadership. Davis is one of 20 State Finalists.
RELEASE FROM THE WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN PROGRAM:
the Wendy's® High School Heisman® Award competition
continues, 20 of Georgia's top scholar-athletes were recognized today as
State Finalists for the prestigious award. These State Finalists are now in the
running to become State Winners, the next phase of the program as applicants
advance with the goal of becoming National Winners.
the 48,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 1,365 applicants came from
Georgia and have been narrowed down to the
state's 20 finalists. These finalists embody the Heisman spirit of hard work
and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics
and community/school leadership.
WHY: Just as the
collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football,
the Wendy's High School Heisman Award, now in its 20th year, is one
of the most esteemed awards at the high school level.
November 4, 2013, one male and one female finalist from each state will be
named State Winners. Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National
Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York
City on December 13. 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 $10,000 to each winner's respective high
school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate
Heisman Trophy announcement on ESPN, December 14.
the Wendy's High School Heisman Program
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.