Gallaher Named PA HS Heisman Winner

Gallaher Named PA HS Heisman Winner

Forest Hills' Caitlyn Gallaher was chosen out of 48,000 applicants for the honor.
(Dublin, Ohio) – The Wendy’s High School Heisman program honored two of Pennsylvania’s most outstanding high school seniors with the distinguished recognition as a State Winner of the 2013 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.  Caitlyn Gallaher of Forest Hills Senior High School in Summerhill and Tyler Cavenas of Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City will now advance to compete for the national award that celebrates their hard work, dedication in athletics, academics and community leadership.
 
“Caitlyn and Tyler are exceptional examples of well-rounded students who excel academically, lead and serve others with the passion and persistence of a Heisman winner,” said Archie Griffin, two-time collegiate Heisman Trophy winner. “While these students are recognized as leaders in their communities, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award gives them the national recognition their achievements have earned.” 
 
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, now in its 20th year, is awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman. The award has set the standard for high school student-athletes and has gained tremendous prestige among universities and colleges nationwide.
 
Gallaher and Cavenas were chosen from 48,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to one male and one female winner from each school, and then to Pennsylvania’s respected group of 20 State Finalists. 
 
Pennsylvania’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award State Finalists:
Student Name
Gender
Student High School
Hometown
Caitlyn Gallaher
Female
Forest Hills Senior High School
Summerhill
Joann Butkus
Female
Tamaqua Area Senior High School
Barnesville
Elyse Skerpon
Female
Sayre Area High School
Sayre
Kali Shumock
Female
Liberty High School
Bethlehem
Rebecca Sherry
Female
B. Reed Henderson High School
West Chester
Nicole Miehle
Female
Central Bucks High School East
Doylestown
Lexus Allen
Female
Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg
Melanie Santo
Female
Hughesville High School
Muncy
Natalie Newcamp
Female
Dubois Area Senior High School
Dubois
Elaina Smith
Female
New Brighton Area Senior High School
New Brighton
Tyler Cavenas
Male
Mahanoy Area High School
Mahanoy City
Brooks Bennett
Male
Clarion-Limestone High School
Clarion
Joshua Hnat
Male
Dubois Area Senior High School
  Dubois
Brady Guthrie
Male
Uniontown Area Senior High School
Markleysburg
Matthew Skwirut
Male
Sun Valley High School
Aston
Zackary Sheets
Male
Biglerville High School
Aspers
Jake Sweitzer
Male
Belle Vernon Area High School
Perryopolis
Ritwik Gupta
Male
Thomas Jefferson High School
Jefferson Hills
Matthew Eiman
Male
Altoona Area Senior High School
Altoona
Michael Duffy
Male
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Nazareth

 
 
Gallaher and Cavenas will compete against winners from other regions across the country for a chance to be named one of 12 National Finalists in Wendy’s annual quest to find the nation’s top scholar-athletes. These 12 outstanding students will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 13. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female National Winner will each receive a crystal Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy, a $500 Wendy’s gift card, and a donation from Wendy’s in the amount of $10,000 to their respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy announcement on December 14.
 
--Wendy’s High School Heisman Press Release

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