Three local seniors are among the 2022 school winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship.
Joshua Rennekamp and Ekaterina Cox are the winners for Seymour High School, and Carson Darlage is the school winner for Brownstown Central High School.
From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the Class of 2023, more than 5,700 were named school winners in the competition awarded by The Heisman Trophy Trust and received certificates. The full list may be viewed online at heismanscholarship.com/results.
State winners, which were announced Friday, will receive a $1,000 college scholarship; national finalists, which were announced Monday, will receive a $2,000 college scholarship; and the male and female national winners, which will be announced Nov. 30, will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the nation. The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand the most important victories not only happen on the field but in their schools and communities.
To apply, students must be graduating with the Class of 2023, have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Paralympic Games and/or National Federation of State High School Association and be a leader in his or her school and community.
The scholarship was created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy’s and The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance and hard work.
Over the past 28 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country.
By inviting male and female students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits and use their talents not only to advance their own futures but to improve the communities and world around them.