Brett Gittinger and Kinly Grubb were named Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners.
Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
As School Winners, they will receive a Wendy's High School Heisman letterman patch and certificate in early 2018. In addition, they will move on for the chance to become a State Finalist. State Finalists receive a $1,000.00 scholarship and the opportunity to advance to Nationals. Congratulations to both of these student leaders.
Cooper Stiles was elected Missouri DECA Vice President of Advocacy on October 16, 2017. His primary job is to work with legislators and to promote MO DECA. He now holds one of the four highest DECA offices in the state of Missouri.
Maddie Murry was a top 3 finalist for Missouri DECA Vice President of Communication.
The election process is challenging and consists of a test, interview with a panel of judges, and speaking on stage in front of 1000 people. Candidates must pass each step in order to move on to the next. Both students made the commitment to run for executive office last April and have been working towards their goals since. They both ran outstanding campaigns. Please congratulate them if you see them!