Two Denison High School students have been awarded for their effort in the classroom and on the field.


Hannah Hittson and Wilson Kirkbride were named School Winners in Wendy’s High School Heisman program. The award program celebrates students who get high marks both athletically and academically and is sponsored by the fast food eatery’s corporate offices and the Heisman Trophy Trust.


“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence,” DHS Principal Cavin Boettger said in an emailed release. “We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work.”


School Winners receive a congratulatory certificate and patch. State Finalists are awarded a bronze medal and gift card and State Winners will be announced on Oct. 19.


The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994, who dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time. Wendy’s is the world’s third-largest hamburger restaurant chain, with 6,500 restaurants in 29 countries. The official Heisman Trophy is awarded to one outstanding college football player each year in early December before postseason bowl games. The trophy was created by the Downtown Athletic Club in 1935 and is named after the club’s director John Heisman.