JHS Senior, Matthew Marsh, Named Wendy’s Heisman Finalist

The prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Program named Jamestown High School senior, Matthew Marsh, as one of New York State’s best student-athletes by recognizing him as a State Finalists in the program. These exceptional student-athletes exemplify the Heisman ideals.

Matthew, a three-year member of the JHS Red Raider Swim Team, was selected as 2015 State Finalist due to his athletic and academic successes including: 100 Freestyle 2014-15 New York State Champion, second place in the 50 Freestyle at States, two-time All-American in the 50 and 100 Freestyle, Section VI record holder in the 100 Freestyle, and JHS record holder in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Matthew is also a member of the JHS National Honor Society and has verbally committed to West Virginia University where he plans to study biology.

“Matthew is a great student and person who gets along with everyone,” said JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “He continues to excel in the pool and the classroom. He is an excellent candidate for this award.”

Each State Finalist will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 Wendy’s gift card. The State Finalists will then continue on to the next round of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, where only one male and one female student will advance to be named State Winner. The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has recognized exceptional student athletes for more than two decades. The program continues to provide a platform where students are acknowledged and rewarded for their hard work and also inspired to continue their success. 

State Winners will be named on November 9, 2015, where one male and one female finalist from each state will be chosen to continue through the program. Following this, 10 National Finalists will be selected from the group of State Winners and will continue to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 11th. The  National Finalists who do not go on to become National Winners will receive a gold medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman National Finalist Heisman patch, a $100 Wendy’s gift card and $2,000 school donation in their name. The National Winners will be announced during the National Awards Banquet in New York City on December 11th, where one senior male and one senior female will be recognized with the title. The National Winners will receive a Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy, a Wendy’s High School Heisman National Winner patch, a $500 Wendy’s gift card and a $5,000 donation to the students’ high schools in their names. They will also be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy announcement on ESPN on December 12th.

About the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Program Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.

posted on 11/04/2015 - filed under: Academics, Athletics, JHS, Sports, Spotlight, Students