Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Students nominated for prestigious award

November 9, 2006

Eudora High School seniors Michael Whitten and Brittney Graff have been nominated for the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation's top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.

Counselor Paul Walrod and activities director Dave Durkin nominated Whitten and Graff for their academic aptitude, athletic talent and exceptional commitment to their school and communities.

"At Eudora High School we prepare our students for success by encouraging them to develop in all areas of their lives," Durkin said. "Wendy's High School Heisman is the ultimate award we can bestow on our students for their achievements throughout high school."

Created in 1994, the Wendy's High School Heisman program, has been celebrating youth excellence for 13 years. The program consists of five phases -- nomination, state finalists, state winners, national finalists and national winners. Entries are initially evaluated by ACT assessment during the state finalist and state winner phases and then passed on to a distinguished panel of judges.

Twelve national finalists are invited to participate in the Heisman weekend festivities during an all-expense paid trip to New York City Dec. 8 to 10.

ESPN2 will feature all 12 national finalists Dec. 10 during the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards Ceremony.

For more information, or to track a student's progress in the competition, visit or call 1-800-205-6367.

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