DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The field for the best high school athletes just got a little smaller as the Wendy's High School Heisman® names the Top Ten Scholar-Athletes in the U.S. These National Finalists, young men and women selected from five different regions, will now compete for the most prestigious award in high school scholar-athletics: the Wendy's High School Heisman National Winner.
"To even be considered for the Heisman®, you have to be the best. Not just once or every so often—all the time," said Eddie George, Wendy's Heisman ambassador and Heisman Trophy winner. "It's an award that honors a player's ability to shoulder responsibility and achieve success under the most pressure-packed situations. The students who have been selected as Wendy's Heisman National Finalists clearly possess these abilities and are worthy bearers of the Heisman name." The Wendy's Heisman celebrates scholar-athletes in high schools throughout the U.S. who give back to their community and never settle, dig deeper and reach higher. One hundred students will receive a total of $150,000 in scholarships, with National Finalist each receiving $5,000 and the National Winners receiving $10,000. The 2016 Wendy's High School Heisman National Finalists are: