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Forsyth, Callaghan are Newton’s 2017 Wendy’s Heisman award winners

Seniors Anna Forsyth and Jack Callaghan have been selected as the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman award winners for Newton High School.

“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work,” Newton High principal Bill Peters said.

Forsyth competes for the Cardinal girls’ basketball team and soccer team. Callaghan runs on the NHS boys’ cross country and track teams.

Wendy’s Heisman school winners receive a 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.

Colfax-Mingo’s school winners are Misha Seebeck and Ries Wilson, who was a state finalist along with Baxter’s Sailor Hinegardner.

Kayla Sopher was Prairie City-Monroe’s school winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award.

Iowa’s state 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman award winners are Makenzie Cunard of Logan-Magnolia Jr.-Sr. High School and Benjamin McClain of Clay Central-Everly Junior Senior High School.

Since 1994, 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.

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