Victoria Orcutt, Fort Walton Beach High School, Named National Finalists in the Heisman Trophy Trust Scholarship Competition
From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2020, Victoria Orcutt, Fort Walton Beach High School, was one of 12 students named National Finalists in the Heisman Trophy Trust scholarship competition.
The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s ® High School Heisman ® Scholarship, a program created in 1994 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in partnership with the Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.
Over the past 25 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country.
The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.
The 2019 National Finalists will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and compete for the chance to be named the 2019 male and female National Winners. National Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, on www.heismanscholarhips.com/. The two Nation Winners will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to New York City to attend the 2019 Heisman Trophy Weekend events including the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony and the 85th annual Heisman Dinner Gala.
To learn more about these finalists, or for a complete listing of all 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship Winners visit, www.heismanscholarhips.com/.
About the Heisman Trophy Trust
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognized the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletes and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for The Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or with special needs.
Tickets to the 85th Annual Heisman Dinner Gala can be purchased at www.heisman.com.
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