Posted: 10:08 am Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Jupiter Christian’s Will Powers wins Wendy’s Heisman for Florida 

By Jason Lieser

Jupiter Christian senior Will Powers, a star in football and lacrosse, was selected as one of two state winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

Powers and Plantation-Posnack’s Melissa Klassman were among 20 finalists chosen from 50,000 applications and both were announced as Florida winners this week.



They advance as the state’s finalists for the nationwide award, which will be given Dec. 11 in New York at college football’s Heisman ceremony, which will be televised by ESPN. Wendy’s will narrow the finalist field to 12 before that event and those 12 will each receive a $2,000 donation to their school. The male and female winners will each get a $10,000 gift to their school.

Wendy’s awards the High School Heisman to student-athletes who, “embody the Heisman spirit of hard work, dedication and an exceptional record both on and off the field through their achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.”

This is the 16th annual award. For more information about the program and to view all the state winners and finalists, visit