The Wendy's High School Heisman honors student athletes who also do great work in the community. More than 150,000 youngsters have taken part in the program over the last 13 years.
The four state finalists from our area were honored at Wendy's in pooler, including Jennifer Johnson from Hilton Head Christian. "I guess it's a big honor because a lot of kids have applied for this. Just to be able to represent my school, it's a great honor to recognize all the hard work I've done in high school." She plans to play softball when she attends college in Texas.
Paul Welle from Statesboro who choosing between Notre Dame... MIT... and Brown University for next year. "It means a great deal. It's nice to be recognized for all the things we've done in the past and to be recognized at the state level for the Wendy's Heisman is a big honor for me."
Caroline Hilton from Vidalia who will choose between Georgia Tech and Presbyterian where she plans to play softball. "It's great to finally be recognized for all the hard work you do in high school, and all the great athletes who do it. They're so smart, too. It's just a great honor to receive such an award."
And Brian Harrison from Hilton Head High School who will play baseball at Furman. "It means a lot. It's rewarding. All the hard work I put in the classroom, on the field and in the community. It's good to be recognized for all that."