Achieving is believing for the annual Wendys High School Heisman Award Program. Twelve high school senior finalists have been narrowed down until the announcement of this year’s award winner. Since 1994, Wendy’s High School Heisman Program and The Heisman Memorial Trophy joined forces to advocate young men and women to follow their dreams and succeed in education. In the past 18 years, almost a half a million students have been honored as the most esteemed students in the nation.
Danielle King, an alumnus of C. Milton Wright High School near Baltimore, Maryland was one of the 2011 National Finalists of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program. A field hockey player and swimmer, she makes time for herself to help her community. “I like getting involved with community service because I really like seeing the community benefit whether it’s the people, the animals, or the environment, volunteering for the Human Society, or just helping kids in athletics or academics,” said King. ““In order to pursue excellence, I must perform to my greatest ability every opportunity I get.”
Wendy’s, founded by the late Dave Thomas, promotes integrity, the urge for knowledge, and successful lives for the youth. For more info on the award program and updates, go to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.