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Monday, October 24, 2016
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(October 25, 2016) – There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Laken Thompson from Bowdon High School and her dedication to never cutting corners by naming her a School Winner.  Laken is a standout in the classroom as well as on the field or court. Laken is in the has consciously chosen the most difficult coursework at BHS and as a Dual Enrolled student at UWG, while remaining extremely involved in extracurricular activities at BHS. Laken is a member of the Varsity softball, basketball, and soccer teams and will lead the BHS Red Devillettes to Columbus, GA this Thursday for the State Playoffs. Laken is an active member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies, holds an officer position with the Future Business Leaders of America, and actively participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.

Both School Winners and State Finalists have been announced on October 20th. School Winners will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card.

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