Here are the finalists for Washington for the Wendy’s High School Heisman with the press release below. One male and one female student will be named state winners on Nov. 5.
Madalyn Seidl, Castle Rock High School
Irini Zourkos, Bellingham High School
Hanna Tartleton, Sehome High School
Paige Kuhn. Weatherwax (Aberdeen) High School
Betssy Hernandez, Pateros High School
Brittani Urann. Saint Michaels High School
Lizzy Estes. Lakeside High School
Kelsey Frank, Mount Spokane High School
Callie Barker, Oroville High School
Payton Parrish, Grandview High School
MacKenzie Gaul, Toledo High School
Mason Fletcher, Puyallup Senior High School
Russell Melin, Kings West School
Michael Ward, Klahowya Secondary School
Kenneth Lam, Kentridge Senior High School
Neal Champagne, Cascade High School
Tyler Mundt, Rosalia High School
Gunnar Kayser, Mead Senior High School
David Garza, Othello High School
Ryan Baumgart, Desales Catholic School
WHY: Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman, now in its 19h year, is one of the most esteemed awards at the high school level.
On November 5, 2012, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named State Winners. Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 7. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN® networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female National Winner will receive a crystal Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy’s, and Wendy’s will donate $10,000 to each winner’s respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, December 8.