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Raiders News · Senior Athletes: Don’t Miss Out on the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – Presented by Wendy’s


Get in the game by applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Today. Hurry—the deadline to apply is next week, Tuesday October 2. 

Elite high school scholar-athletes know all about the thrill of winning. Whether it’s acing the test, scoring the go-ahead point, or improving your community through service, you’ve tasted victory and know what it feels like to achieve your goals.

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But you’ve never experienced anything like winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship before. This program is all about recognizing and rewarding the absolute best of the best. At Wendy’s, we seek out high school senior athletes from schools across the nation who consistently perform at the highest level in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities. We look for leaders who push themselves beyond obstacles to set the example, and who inspire their peers and neighbors in the process. And then we recognize and reward these all-stars from every school and state by dishing out 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to help students continue to excel at the college level.

What’s the ultimate win?

Becoming one of our 10 National Finalists who are guaranteed at least a $5,000 scholarship while also receiving an invitation to Heisman Weekend in New York City. You’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and network with other high school greats while rubbing elbows with some of the most accomplished former collegiate and professional football players in the country. Our National Finalists will stand on the same stage as renowned collegiate Heisman winners including Archie Griffin, Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders and Tim Tebow while they are celebrated on ESPN.

Then, in one incredible moment, two National Finalists will get the glory of becoming our National Winners and earning $10,000 in college scholarships to advance their dreams.

Our past winners have gone on to achieve extraordinary success and accomplish amazing feats in their college and professional careers including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. You could be next.

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You have to apply to win.

Over your high school career, you’ve already put in the tremendous effort and performed the hard work it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. Now there’s just one step left: complete your scholarship application before the October 2 deadline for your shot at becoming the next member of the Heisman family and earning a $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 scholarship for college.

And for the perfect frosty to go with your next fries, the first 1,000 applicants will receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card just for applying. So don’t wait.

Learn more about the program, or start your application today.

 

Presented by Wendy’s High School Heisman


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Raiders News · Where Are the Toughest Places to Play? Nominate Now:


We here at VNN are doing a feature for our national media site highlighting the toughest places to play in all of high school sports and we want to hear from YOU what Stadium/Field/Gym/Course/Venue is the toughest to play and why?

Be on the lookout for the final feature coming soon on VNNsports.net!

 

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Senior Night 9/26


AHS Softball will be honoring their Senior players on Tuesday, September 26th before their game against Cambridge High School. Come celebrate with everyone and watch the Raiders take on the Bears at 5:30pm for Varsity and 7:00pm for JV.

The Class of 2018 includes the following:

Tori Bottini

Katie Forgerson

Jilli Happe

Jussy Happe

Eric Tackett

Reagan Watkins

Katelyn Wilson


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Raiders News · Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman: How Will It Change Your Life? – Presented by Wendy’s


National award paves the way to the Olympics for one accomplished high school athlete.

Back in 2002, Olympian rower Meghan O’Leary didn’t even know rowing was a sport. A senior at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was an accomplished volleyball, basketball, and softball star as well as a top scholar. Then one afternoon, her high school softball coach and Athletic Director handed her the Wendy’s High School Heisman application—and that piece of paper would ultimately change the course of her life.

Oleary10Meghan applied for the award, and months later, she found herself as a national award finalist in New York City for Heisman Weekend. While she believed the winner would surely be one of the other five female finalists, the experience of the weekend itself, surrounded by other high-achieving students and past winners, and rubbing elbows with college football’s finest, set Meghan’s life on a higher path, opening her eyes to her own potential to accomplish great things. She formed life-long friendships with many of the impressive people she met. And she was both awed and inspired by the stories of Wendy’s Heisman alumni who had gone on to achieve incredible successes. She imagined herself as one day following in their footsteps.

Then, in one incredible instant, she became the next member of the Heisman family. It was her name that was read aloud on the stage that December Friday evening, confirming Meghan as the 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman Female National Winner.

A ticket to college and an introduction to a new passion.

Meghan believes that the Wendy’s High School Heisman award played a critical part in her selection as a Jefferson Scholar and acceptance into the University of Virginia, where she would play both of her high school sports, softball and volleyball. As fate would have it, her freshman roommate was also a college athlete, but in a sport with which Meghan, at the time, was completely unfamiliar: rowing.

While at UVA, Meghan met much of the women’s rowing team, including the coach, who was the first to recognize Meghan’s potential to become a greater rower. The coach invited Meghan to come out for the team, telling her that she could one day be an Olympian. While flattered by his comments, Meghan shrugged it off at the time. She was otherwise committed to her current sports teams. But that conversation planted a seed that would flourish just a few years later.

From Google search to Rio in four short years. 

After graduating and landing a dream job at ESPN with a highly promising career path, Meghan found herself living and working in Hartford, Connecticut, where rowing was a popular pastime. Recalling the UVA rowing coach’s words, Meghan did a quick Google search, which led her to a local community rowing club that offered learn-to-row lessons. “I didn’t know it at that time, but in those few clicks of the keyboard, I was beginning an incredible journey toward realizing a life I’d never dreamt of before,” Meghan wrote in her blog.

OLeary5It didn’t take Meghan long before she knew she was born to row. Ultimately, she took a huge leap of faith, quitting a job she loved and risking everything to chase the Olympic dream.  Less than four years after picking up an oar for the first time, Meghan found herself stepping off a plane in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, on her way to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

“It [committing to train for the Olympics full time] was one of the scariest decisions I had faced, but would soon prove to be one of the greatest decisions I ever made,” Meghan wrote.

Placing sixth in the entire world. 

Meghan’s inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges—the traits that made her the 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner—are the same characteristics that took her to Rio to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team. Meghan and her rowing partner, Ellen Tomek, faced grueling race conditions and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth.

OLeary2Meghan describes her Olympic experience as other-worldly, one that changed her life and will live with her forever. “It was humbling to represent my country, my family and friends, and all the people who believe in me, and to be at the center of the world’s focus as they shared the excitement, triumph, and heartbreak of the Olympic Games,” Meghan blogged.

As with her incredible Heisman Weekend experience back in New York in 2002, Meghan knows that her Olympic achievements will lead to many more amazing experiences in the years ahead.

And for Meghan, it all started with that one application her senior year in high school.

Put your future on a winning course today. 

Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman will take you places, too. But to find out where, first you need to apply.

Learn more and start your application today.

 

Presented by Wendy’s High School Heisman


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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Varsity Softball beat Chattahoochee High School 7-5


Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Chattahoochee Almost Erases 7-Run Deficit in Loss to Alpharetta Raiders Varsity

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity Softball falls to Cambridge High School 5-0


Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Cambridge Captures Lead Early to Defeat Alpharetta Raiders JV

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity Softball beat Roswell High School 11-0


Monday, August 28, 2017

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11-0 victory over Roswell

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity Softball falls to Creekview High School 8-2


Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Alpharetta Raiders JV Can’t Hold Up Against Creekview

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity Softball falls to Peachtree Ridge High School 11-1


Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Alpharetta Raiders JV Can’t Hold Up Against Peachtree Ridge

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity Softball falls to Forsyth Central High School 9-8


Friday, August 25, 2017

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Alpharetta Raiders JV Claws Back, but Falls Just Short Against Forsyth Central

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