Every December, ESPN analysts and college football fans eagerly await the results of the Heisman Trophy Award winner.
But what many fans don't know is the next day, two high school students get a variation of the same award, in the same theatre.
The Wendy's High School Heisman program began in 1994. Each year one female and one male high school student wins the award at a banquet, this year held at the Nokia Theatre in New York City.
Unlike the Heisman award show, it doesn't have a pre-show roundtable, there isn't national coverage of it in the newspaper, the ceremony is quick, and sometimes the nominees are given a Frosty on stage.
The program picks its finalists based on three qualities: scholastics, athletics and citizenship.
Most nominees are honors or Advanced Placement students, play several different sports, have been accepted to Ivy League colleges, ...
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