Colfax senior Trevor Secraw was one of 20 finalists in the state nominated for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete award. 45,000 seniors applied nationwide for the award including 610 applicants from Wisconsin. The award, named after the highest award in college football, is in it’s 19th year and is considered one of the most esteemed awards at the high school level.
Although Secraw found out Nov. 5 he was not a national winner, he considered it quite an honor to be in the running.
“You have to have at least a “B” average, be involved in at least two sports and be active in the community to be considered for it,” Secraw said.” I had to fill out an application and they notified me about making the top 20 in the state. I was pretty proud of myself for getting nominated when there were so many other applicants.”
Two winners are chosen from each state and David Menk of Manitowoc Lutheran and Kira Dittman of Edgar are the two Wisconsin winners. Of these state winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on Dec. 7.
Secraw, a football and track and field letter winner, plans on attending college after graduation and would like to continue in football, possibly at UW-Eau Claire.