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Two student-athletes selected for Wendy’s award

High School is a vital time for teenagers as they develop self-discipline, set goals, and build confidence to help them achieve success in all walks of life as students, athletes, role models, and leaders in their communities. With this in mind, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program honors the nation’s top high school seniors who best exemplify a supreme “scholar-citizen-athlete.”

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School selected two outstanding student-athletes, Erin Mello and Matthew Hudon, both from Acushnet to contend in the twelfth annual Wendy’s High School Heisman Program. These students were chosen based upon their admirable performances on the field, in the classroom, and in their local community.

The program was created through a partnership between Wendy’s International, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC) – the home to the Heisman Memorial Trophy since 1935.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program recognizes high school seniors nationwide who have learned to collaborate and appreciate the interrelation of academics, athletics, and community service. Erin and Matthew have enhanced the quality of life, inspired others, and embody the ideal characteristics of today’s leading youth.

Principals from across the country’s estimated 23,000 high schools were invited to nominate one male and one female student that fulfill the minimum program requirements. Students are judged based on academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments.