Two Students Recognized in Wendy's Program

Image Jeira CarrilloThere are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example -- in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Two Umatilla High School students were recently recognized in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program for doing that. They are Jeira Carrillo and Salvador Alvarez.

“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work,” said Bob Lorence, principal of Umatilla High School.

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have honored more than 600,000 high school seniors who share Wendy's values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.

To be eligible, a student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community, and applicants must perform in at least one of the 43 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Both School Winners received a certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch.

The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994 to encourage students to finish high school and attend college. The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®. For more information, visit

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