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20 Nevada Student-Athletes Named Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalists

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As the competition narrows for the 2012 Wendy's® High School Heisman® Award program, 20 of Nevada's top scholar-athletes were announced yesterday as State Finalists for the prestigious award. These finalists are now in the running to become State Winners, the next phase of the program as applicants advance to become National Winners.

Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 209 applicants came from Nevada  and have been narrowed down to the state's 20 finalists. These finalists embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.

WHO:   Nevada's Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalists:

Student Name

Gender

Student High School

Hometown

Avalon Frantz

F

Boulder City High School

Boulder City

Alexandria Battest

F

Coronado High School

Henderson

Alyssa Gomez

F

Spring Valley High School

Las Vegas

Carli Evatz

F

Albert M. Lowry High School

Winnemucca

Kailee Guthrie

F

Damonte Ranch High School

Reno

Kayla Skilling

F

Pahrump Valley High School

Pahrump

Katrina Breithaupt

F

Dayton High School

Dayton

Staheli Wilkinson

F

McDermitt Combined School

McDermitt

Janae Johnston

F

Galena High School

Carson City

Anna DuBois

F

Elko High School

Elko

Christopher Laliberte

M

Coronado High School

Henderson

Jeremy Estes

M

Boulder City High School

Boulder City

Braeden Smith

M

Western High School

Las Vegas

Alexander Blutman

M

Palo Verde High School

Las Vegas

Tyler Meidell

M

Damonte Ranch High School

Reno

Tucker Melcher

M

Galena High School

Reno

Corbin Cliften

M

Yerington High School

Yerington

Jesse Studebaker

M

Albert M. Lowry High School

Winnemucca

Colby Patton

M

Spring Creek High School

Spring Creek

Scott Nisbet

M

Elko High School

Elko

Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy's High School Heisman, now in its 19h year, is one of the most esteemed awards at the high school level.

On November 5, 2012, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named State Winners. Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 7. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN® networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female National Winner will receive a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy's, and Wendy's will donate $10,000 to each winner's respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, December 8. 

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