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EG's Miner Talks About Winning Heisman

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NEW YORK, -- Emily Granger of Easton, MD, and Andrew Miner of East Greenwich, RI, were honored this evening as National Winners of the 20th annual Wendy's® High School Heisman® Award, recognizing high school seniors who excel in sports, academics and community involvement. These extraordinary students were chosen from more than 48,000 applicants nationwide.

The Wendy's High School Heisman Award, inspired by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, celebrates the achievements of exceptional student-athletes and provides a platform for their continued growth and success beyond high school. Since its inception in 1994, more than 450,000 students have been nominated for the award.

"Just like Heisman Trophy winners, Wendy's High School Heisman winners never settle. They epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance and hard work in everything they do," said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy to date and a long-time spokesman of Wendy's High School Heisman. "Congratulations to Emily and Andrew, and all of our 2013 National Finalists. Their achievements distinguish them as some of the best scholar-athletes in the nation, and we're honored to be a part of their success." 


Andrew Miner, East Greenwich High School Hometown: East Greenwich, RI

Andrew Miner is a top scholar-athlete at East Greenwich High School. He has lettered in Baseball as well as Football, for which he was named Most Valuable Player, All-Conference and All-District for his accomplishments. Andrew was named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist and is also a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to be an outstanding student, he is involved in his community through the National Honor Society Peer Tutoring Program.

Andrew and Emily will each receive a $10,000 donation to his and her high school, a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy and a $500 Wendy's gift card, along with an appearance on Saturday's live Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN® at 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

"We are proud to have partnered with the Heisman Memorial Trust over the past 20 years to recognize thousands of exceptional high school student-athletes from across the country. Emily and Andrew are well-deserving of this award and we are honored to have them join the list of distinguished program alumni," said Emil Brolick, Wendy's President and Chief Executive Officer.


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