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Five Region 8 standouts are Wendy's High School Heisman state finalists

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LITTLE ROCK (KAIT) - Twenty scholar-athletes were selected Wednesday as Wendy's High School Heisman state finalists. Five of the 20 are northeast Arkansas standouts. 

Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 843 came from Arkansas and have been narrowed down to the state's 20 finalists. These finalists embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.

The 20 finalists are below.

Arkansas's Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalists:

Student Name

Gender

Student High School

Hometown

Kelsey Marvin

F

Mulberry High School

Mulberry

Brittany Griffin

F

Alma High School

Alma

Madison Elliott

F

Shiloh Christian High School

Fayetteville

Carson Gill

F

Paragould High School

Paragould

Mary-Margaret Kirkman

F

Harding Academy

Searcy

Brittany Ward

F

Booneville High School

Booneville

Whitney Wilson

F

Mount Ida High School

Mount Ida

Savannah Skidmore

F

Calico Rock High School

Pineville

Holly Nutt

F

Bigelow High School

Bigelow

Maddie McJunkins

F

Nashville High School

Nashville

Larami Marion

M

Mountainburg High School

Mountainburg

Zachary Doyle

M

Hillcrest School

Powhatan

Eric Wilcoxson

M

Walnut Ridge High School

Walnut Ridge

Christopher Hart

M

Carlisle High School

Carlisle

Cornelius Hughes

M

Victory Christian School

Chidester

Austin Siebenmorgen

M

Scranton High School

Scranton

Jerry Maus

M

Sacred Heart High School

Morrilton

Brett James

M

Harmony Grove High School

Camden

Carl Pittman

M

De Soto School

Helena

Drew Howerton

M

Berryville High School

Berryville

 

On November 5, 2012, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named State Winners. Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 7. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN® networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female National Winner will receive a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy's, and Wendy's will donate $10,000 to each winner's respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, December 8. 

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