Posted: 12:42 pm Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Jupiter Christian’s Will Powers among 20 finalists for Wendy’s Heisman 

By Jason Lieser

Will Powers, a senior RB/LB for Jupiter Christian, is one of 20 in-state contenders for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. The award is given to top scholar-athletes nationwide. The committee went through more than 50,000 applications.

According to a press release, the finalists “embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.”

The committee chose 10 male and 10 female athletes. No other area players were selected.

A male and female winner will be picked from each state Saturday. They will move on to the national selection pool and national winners will be announced in New York on Dec. 11. The national winners will get $10,000 for their school.