We all can see that being accepted to colleges and universities is getting more and more difficult. Wendy's has in turn come up with an excellent way to recognize the students that have been able to juggle and balance so much stand out from their peers. Pretty sweet, right?
This award celebrates high school seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement. It's known that colleges want to see well-rounded students who demonstrate dedication and commitment, making this program especially relevant and accessible. I always think of Elle from Legally Blonde--when she starts working so hard to get into law school--because that's how competitive it is out there to get into your school of choice now!
If you are or know of a high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, is involved in a school sponsored sports group, and is involved in their community they can apply online. I also want to note that their school counselor, coach or a teacher can nominate a student as well.
~As a reward, the first 41,100 applicants will receive a free Wendy's gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50.
~One male and one female from each high school will win the award and continue on in competition for state and national awards.
~Twelve national finalists will participate in Heisman Weekend festivities during an all-expenses-paid trip Dec. 11-13 to New York City. ESPN2 will feature all 12 national finalists during the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards Ceremony, which airs Dec. 13. The Wendy's High School Heisman website will display the names of all applicants and individual school winners on October 22, 2009.
I think this is an excellent opportunity for the stand out students to be recognized and I wish I knew a senior to tell them about this program! So all of my readers out there, if you know of someone that is deserving have them enter today--and come back to let me know! I would love to see that my blog helped someone out.
"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Wendy’s and received a gift certificate to giveaway and to thank me for taking the time to participate."