Harrisburg High School’s Lexus Allen is among 20 scholar-athletes from around the commonwealth named as a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman. There were 1,094 applicants from Pennsylvania being considered for the prestigious award before it was narrowed down to the 20 finalist.
Allen has been playing softball since she was 8 years old. She is a star pitcher the Cougars. She was voted to the Patriot News All Star Team as a freshman. In addition to sports she is an honor student.
On November 4, 2013, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named State Winners. Of those 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 December 13, 2013. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools.
Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.