NEW YORK—The state finalists for North Carolina have been announced for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.
School winners from nominations all across North Carolina, from both North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools and other schools, have been screened down to 20.
The state winners are scheduled to be announced by Wendy’s next week.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program looks for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. Consideration goes to young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities.
Students must be seniors and are judged based on their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, community-leadership, and involvement in various extracurricular activities during grades 9 through 11.
Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of education assistance and recognition programs evaluates applicants and determines School Winners, State Finalists, and State Winners. After State Winners are selected, a distinguished panel of judges takes over.
Program judges include representatives from the worlds of education, business, and sports along with former college Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winners and former national Wendy’s High School Heisman winners. The judges carefully review nomination forms and vote on the National Finalists and National Winners.
NORTH CAROLINA WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN FINALISTS
Lauren Arrington South Caldwell High School
Thomas Bilden Carrboro High School
Adam Chase Forsyth Country Day School
Maria Davis Southwest Guilford High School
Charlotte Deiss East Mecklenburg High School
Bryant Gilchrist Northside High School, Jacksonville
Hunter Gray South Stanly High School
Sarah Hambright White Oak High School
Jordan Harris Enka High School
Lauren Hartmann T.C. Roberson High School
William Howard Charles B. Aycock High School
Ashlyn Johnson Hobbton High School
Parker Lee Fuquay-Varina Sr High School
J Bryce Love Wake Forest High School
Madison Maloney D H Conley High School
Graham Morton Mount Tabor High School
Jacob Schmidt Fred T Foard High School
Kristine Slade North Brunswick High School
James Speer North Raleigh Christian Academy
Abigale Verchick Union Pines High School