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High School Heisman awarded to 14 Lawrence County students

HUNTINGTON — The Wendy’s High School Heisman was awarded to 154 students from 96 Tri-State school districts on Dec. 4, and 14 of those students were from Lawrence County.

“Growth is about being uncomfortable so you can advance,” David Trichel, Focus 3 director and former Urban Meyer staff member, told those in attendance at the award banquet at the Big Sandy Superstore Area in Huntington.

To receive the award, students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA, participate in athletics, and demonstrate proven leadership in their community.

“In five or 10 years, no one will remember what you do in sports. They’ll remember what you do in your community. Talent is a gift, elite behavior is a choice,” Trichel told the award recipients.

The High School Heisman program started 25 years ago when Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s and a high school drop-out, didn’t want students to idealize his non-traditional career path. Local Schmidt Restaurant Group head Justin Schmidt organized the event and WSAZ’s Jim Treacy presented awards to each student.

Students from Lawrence County were:

Chesapeake High:

• Jordan Storms

Fairland High:

• Joel Lambiotte

Dawson-Bryant High:

• Mattie Malone
• Nate Harmon

Ironton High:

• Jordyn Koerpner
• John Higgins

Rock Hill High:

• Helen Aguilera
• Gavin Meadows

South Point High:

• Grace Simpson
• Brycen McCann

St. Joseph Central High:

• Alexandra Holtzapfel
• Isaac Whaley

Symmes Valley High:

• Chad Morris
• Kara Saunders