Williams & Coats Recognized in Wendy's High School Heisman

posted Oct 27, 2016, 5:33 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 5:33 PM ]
Bartlesville High School students Henry Williams and Samantha Coats have been recognized in Wendy's High School Heisman program. Henry was named a state finalist in the program and will receive a bronze medal, state finalist patch, and $25 Wendy's gift card. As school winners, both Henry and Samantha Coats will receive a certificate and patch.

Henry is the son of Stevie & John Williams and is a member of the high school cross country team which is leaving for state on Friday, 10/28 at 11 a.m. Samantha is the daughter of Michell & Jeff Coats and is a soccer player and a football manager.

The state winners in the Wendy's High School Heisman program were from Turner High School (Burneyville) and Wyandotte High School and will received a $1,000 scholarship and silver medal, going on to complete at the national level.

Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. They say their partnership succeeds because they share a common set of values wherein going above and beyond is the norm. They want to honor students who do the same and profile their stories of perseverance as a way to inspire future graduates.

About Wendy's High School Heisman 

The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college.

Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy's High School Heisman program.

Twenty-two years later, Wendy's High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed 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.

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®. 

Wendy's High School Heisman

Henry Williams

Samantha Coats