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
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
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.