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High School is tough. It has been 19 years since I graduated (wait…seriously? 19 years…2009 – 1990 = MAN I’M OLD) from High School. It was tough then, and I really think it is tougher now. My oldest just started kindergarten and in my family, the next oldest is a Freshman in High School so we don’t yet have very much first-hand experience with parenting a High Schooler, but it will be here before we know it.
Now-a-days it seems like the pace of EVERYTHING has increased. With computers and technology supposedly making life easier, I also think it adds demands, especially on young people. Kids seem to DO more now. The extracurricular activities seem to have doubled from when I was in H.S. (in the stone age). And on top of all of it, the economy has added pressure like never before. In the past people would say “you have to get into a good college so you can get a good job.” Now it’s more like “you have to get into the best college so you can get ANY job.” College admissions have gotten more and more selective and scholarship money is probably not as readily available.
Through all this, there are students who somehow handle it – school, activities, sports and even community involvement. They manage to balance it all and will stand out to colleges for their dedication and commitment.
Wendy’s has an opportunity called the Wendy’s High School Heisman program that awards these exceptional students and recognizes them for the things they already do.
Wendy’s High School Heisman program
High school seniors who have a 3.0 average or higher, participate in a school-sponsored sport and contribute to their community can apply at www.WendysHeisman.com, or a high school educator, guidance counselor, or coach can nominate them. As a little reward, the first 41,100 applicants will receive a free Wendy’s gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50. One male and one female from each high school will win the award and continue on in competition for state and national awards. Twelve national finalists will participate in Heisman Weekend festivities during an all-expenses-paid trip Dec. 11-13 to New York City. ESPN2 will feature all 12 national finalists during the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony, which airs Dec. 13. The Wendy’s High School Heisman website will display the names of all applicants and individual school winners on October 22, 2009.
This award would look great on a college application!
In order to help spread the word about this great program, Wendy’s is offering one lucky What’s That Smell? reader a $20 Wendy’s gift card.
ENTER TO WIN A $20 WENDY’S GIFT CARD
One winner will get a $20 Wendy’s Gift Card!
How to enter:
To enter simply leave a comment about a student you know who you think should be nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman program. If you don’t know a high school student, tell us what kind of student YOU were in high school.
Earn extra entries:
You can earn UNLIMITED extra entries doing either or all of the following:
Twitter this (as many times as you want no limit but you MUST include the link to each individual Tweet – click the date/time of the Tweet for the link) and leave a separate comment for each:
Nominate your student for a Wendy’s H.S. Heisman http://www.wendysheisman.com also win a $20 Wendy’s gift card http://tinyurl.com/p9z7so
Name a Wendy’s menu item (as many as you want, just leave each one in a separate comment)
Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.
Giveaway ends on Wednesday September 30, 2009 at noon CST and is open to the USA.
Winner will be selected from all eligible entries using Random.org. Winner will be contacted via email but must respond within 48 hours.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Wendy’s and received a gift certificate to giveaway and to thank me for taking the time to participate.”