Chris Meadows, a swimmer for Heritage High School, is a state winner of the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman winners are students who “embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication, both on and off the field, through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community service,” according to press releases.
Meadows was chosen from more than 32,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to 9,000 school winners, before reaching the state finals.
“We’re honored to recognize these talented individuals who are role models in their schools and communities and welcome them to the Heisman family,” said Archie Griffin, two-time collegiate Heisman Trophy winner, in a press release.
Meadows will compete against winners from other states for a chance to be named one of 12 national finalists. One male and one female from each of six regions will be announced as national finalists in mid-November. These outstanding students will travel to New York, Dec. 7-9, to participate in the Heisman weekend festivities and awards ceremony.