And This Year’s Heisman Winner Is...
What do the Wendy’s Heisman Award and Believers & Achievers have in common? They are both going to Maywood High School student, Brooke Moore. Brooke was named one of 2014’s state finalists for the Wendy’s Heisman, and is being honored as one of this year’s Believers & Achievers. She will be receiving this award in Omaha during the State Track Meet.
Students nominated for the Believers & Achievers awards program represent the very best of Nebraska’s high school seniors. Starting in October and continuing through May, 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers & Achievers. Brooke was one of only 48 finalists. Of those, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice. This year, the NSAA and U.S. Bank received 437 nominees from NSAA member schools. This resulted in a 16% increase in overall applications, with approximately 79% of all NSAA member schools submitting at least one student for the award.
In addition to earning the Believers & Achievers award, Brooke was named one of 2014’s state finalists for the Wendy’s Heisman Award. Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has honored more than 395,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy Committee. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field, and in the community. Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy’s program believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals. Every year, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program and The Heisman Memorial Trophy team up to recognize our nation’s most esteemed high school seniors. The culmination of this process takes place in December in conjunction with the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation during Heisman Weekend in New York City. It’s here where Wendy’s selects its National High School Heisman Winners during a broadcast on ESPN networks. This partnership ensures that high school winners enjoy the prestige of national recognition for their tremendous achievements.
MPS and the Maywood community congratulate Brooke Moore on her achievements and continued commitment to excellence. Way to go Brooke!