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Otto named as Wendy's Heisman winner

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kelsey Otto, granddaughter of Bob and Susan Thompson and Bob and Marlene Otto, Storm Lake, was named school winner for the prestigious Wendy's high School Heisman Award. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent and community leadership.

She is the daughter of Doug and Cathy Otto and attends Bruning-Davenport High School.

The Wendy's High School Heisman program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation's top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.

Just as the Collegiate Heisman is known for being the top award in college football, the WHSH award is known for being the most prestigious award at the high school level. The award encourages future leadership by recognizing well-balanced lifestyles at an early age.

Kelsey was selected as her school's weinner based on these accomplishments:

* She is involved in basketball, volleyball, track, band, choir, flag corp, one-act play, FCCLA, church youth group, church choir, and many community activties.

* She is a Nebraska Girl's State graduate.

* She is a graduate of Leadership PLENTY leadership class.

"Kelsey Otto is a future leaders and will represent her school well in the next phase of judging," said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy and Wendy's High School Heisman program spokesman.

The program consists of six stages - applicants, school winners, state finalists, state winners, national finalists and national winners. The award has been in existence since 1994.

Entries are initially evaluated by ACT assessment during the applicant, state finalist and state winner phases and then passes on to a distinguished panel of judges.

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