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News · Senior Athletes: Don’t Miss Out on the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – Presented by Wendy’s


Get in the game by applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Today. Hurry—the deadline to apply is next week, Tuesday October 2. 

Elite high school scholar-athletes know all about the thrill of winning. Whether it’s acing the test, scoring the go-ahead point, or improving your community through service, you’ve tasted victory and know what it feels like to achieve your goals.

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But you’ve never experienced anything like winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship before. This program is all about recognizing and rewarding the absolute best of the best. At Wendy’s, we seek out high school senior athletes from schools across the nation who consistently perform at the highest level in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities. We look for leaders who push themselves beyond obstacles to set the example, and who inspire their peers and neighbors in the process. And then we recognize and reward these all-stars from every school and state by dishing out 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to help students continue to excel at the college level.

What’s the ultimate win?

Becoming one of our 10 National Finalists who are guaranteed at least a $5,000 scholarship while also receiving an invitation to Heisman Weekend in New York City. You’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and network with other high school greats while rubbing elbows with some of the most accomplished former collegiate and professional football players in the country. Our National Finalists will stand on the same stage as renowned collegiate Heisman winners including Archie Griffin, Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders and Tim Tebow while they are celebrated on ESPN.

Then, in one incredible moment, two National Finalists will get the glory of becoming our National Winners and earning $10,000 in college scholarships to advance their dreams.

Our past winners have gone on to achieve extraordinary success and accomplish amazing feats in their college and professional careers including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. You could be next.

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You have to apply to win.

Over your high school career, you’ve already put in the tremendous effort and performed the hard work it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. Now there’s just one step left: complete your scholarship application before the October 2 deadline for your shot at becoming the next member of the Heisman family and earning a $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 scholarship for college.

And for the perfect frosty to go with your next fries, the first 1,000 applicants will receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card just for applying. So don’t wait.

Learn more about the program, or start your application today.

 

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News · Week 5’s Top 5 Plays – Presented by SISU Mouthguards


Through the Fall Season, we’re partnering with our friends at SISU Mouthguards to present the Top 5 Plays of the Week.

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News · Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman: How Will It Change Your Life? – Presented by Wendy’s


National award paves the way to the Olympics for one accomplished high school athlete.

Back in 2002, Olympian rower Meghan O’Leary didn’t even know rowing was a sport. A senior at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was an accomplished volleyball, basketball, and softball star as well as a top scholar. Then one afternoon, her high school softball coach and Athletic Director handed her the Wendy’s High School Heisman application—and that piece of paper would ultimately change the course of her life.

Oleary10Meghan applied for the award, and months later, she found herself as a national award finalist in New York City for Heisman Weekend. While she believed the winner would surely be one of the other five female finalists, the experience of the weekend itself, surrounded by other high-achieving students and past winners, and rubbing elbows with college football’s finest, set Meghan’s life on a higher path, opening her eyes to her own potential to accomplish great things. She formed life-long friendships with many of the impressive people she met. And she was both awed and inspired by the stories of Wendy’s Heisman alumni who had gone on to achieve incredible successes. She imagined herself as one day following in their footsteps.

Then, in one incredible instant, she became the next member of the Heisman family. It was her name that was read aloud on the stage that December Friday evening, confirming Meghan as the 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman Female National Winner.

A ticket to college and an introduction to a new passion.

Meghan believes that the Wendy’s High School Heisman award played a critical part in her selection as a Jefferson Scholar and acceptance into the University of Virginia, where she would play both of her high school sports, softball and volleyball. As fate would have it, her freshman roommate was also a college athlete, but in a sport with which Meghan, at the time, was completely unfamiliar: rowing.

While at UVA, Meghan met much of the women’s rowing team, including the coach, who was the first to recognize Meghan’s potential to become a greater rower. The coach invited Meghan to come out for the team, telling her that she could one day be an Olympian. While flattered by his comments, Meghan shrugged it off at the time. She was otherwise committed to her current sports teams. But that conversation planted a seed that would flourish just a few years later.

From Google search to Rio in four short years. 

After graduating and landing a dream job at ESPN with a highly promising career path, Meghan found herself living and working in Hartford, Connecticut, where rowing was a popular pastime. Recalling the UVA rowing coach’s words, Meghan did a quick Google search, which led her to a local community rowing club that offered learn-to-row lessons. “I didn’t know it at that time, but in those few clicks of the keyboard, I was beginning an incredible journey toward realizing a life I’d never dreamt of before,” Meghan wrote in her blog.

OLeary5It didn’t take Meghan long before she knew she was born to row. Ultimately, she took a huge leap of faith, quitting a job she loved and risking everything to chase the Olympic dream.  Less than four years after picking up an oar for the first time, Meghan found herself stepping off a plane in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, on her way to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

“It [committing to train for the Olympics full time] was one of the scariest decisions I had faced, but would soon prove to be one of the greatest decisions I ever made,” Meghan wrote.

Placing sixth in the entire world. 

Meghan’s inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges—the traits that made her the 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner—are the same characteristics that took her to Rio to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team. Meghan and her rowing partner, Ellen Tomek, faced grueling race conditions and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth.

OLeary2Meghan describes her Olympic experience as other-worldly, one that changed her life and will live with her forever. “It was humbling to represent my country, my family and friends, and all the people who believe in me, and to be at the center of the world’s focus as they shared the excitement, triumph, and heartbreak of the Olympic Games,” Meghan blogged.

As with her incredible Heisman Weekend experience back in New York in 2002, Meghan knows that her Olympic achievements will lead to many more amazing experiences in the years ahead.

And for Meghan, it all started with that one application her senior year in high school.

Put your future on a winning course today. 

Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman will take you places, too. But to find out where, first you need to apply.

Learn more and start your application today.

 

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News · Week 4’s Top 5 Plays – Presented by SISU Mouthguards


Through the Fall Season, we’re partnering with our friends at SISU Mouthguards to present the Top 5 Plays of the Week.

SISU Mouthguards – More protection. Less mouthguard. Learn more: sisuguard.com

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News · What can 26% more do for your game? – Presented by 37.5® Technology


You know the stories – Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI, LeBron and Kyrie Irving in the 2016 NBA Finals, Landon Donovan vs. Algeria at the 2010 World Cup, 2015’s 2nd ‘Serena Slam,’ all unbelievable performances by athletes in un-winnable environments.

Work hard in the first three quarters and often you’ll come away the victor, but a few times a season, the only way to get the job done is to grind it out at the end. These opponents, the ones you circled on your calendar the day the schedule came out, won’t give up, and if you want to win, you’re going to need every extra percent of energy in your reserves.

What’s one way to find 26% more ability in your game so you can rise to the challenge in front of you? Managing your core temperature.

In a test performed at the University of Colorado Boulder that measured core body temperature in elite athletes, a shirt made with 37.5® technology allowed athletes to go 26% longer at their lactate threshold than in a wicking shirt. How? By keeping the athlete’s core cool, pulling the moisture away from the body in the vapor stage, which delays the onset of liquid sweat, and its exhausting effects on your game.

37.5 technology fabrics can provide high school athletes with the same exceptional performance available to elite athletes so they can train and perform at higher levels, and do so more comfortably. Increased breathability, faster dry times, and delayed onset of sweating due to moisture vapor management all work to reduce thermal heat stress and increase comfort so you don’t bonk. Active cooling and the extra 26% can be the difference between a W and an L on the schedule.

What could 26% more do for your game?  Find out by testing out 37.5 gear from these brands: Mission apparel for training and cross-country running, Inaria for soccer, Bauer for hockey, and Babolat for tennis.

Got a best last 26% comeback of your own? Send it to us at alex@cocona.com.

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News · Week 3’s Top 5 Plays – Presented by VNN x State Champs!


This year, we’re partnering with our friends at State Champs Sports Network to present game previews, highlights, and original stories that impact schools across the country. Here’s Michigan’s Week 3 top plays:

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Multiple Teams · Close-Up Informational Meeting: Thursday, September 14th, 2017


Attention All Students Interested in Attending the Close-Up Trip to Washington, DC!!!

There will be an informational meeting  for students and parents interested in attending next year’s trip on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Canton Presentation Room (201)!  At the meeting we will cover the basics of the trip as well fundraising and scholarship information.

We hope to see you there!


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News · Week 2’s Top 5 Plays – Presented by VNN x State Champs!


This year, we’re partnering with our friends at State Champs Sports Network to present game previews, highlights, and original stories that impact schools across the country. Here’s Michigan’s Week 2 top plays:

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Multiple Teams · Key Club — first meeting on Tuesday, 9/12


The first meeting of the P-CEP Key Club will be held on Tuesday, 9/12/17, at 2:30 p.m. in the back of the Salem Cafeteria.

All new and returning members are invited to join. We will be discussing our plans for this year and current community service opportunites. We will also be collecting dues ($15 in cash or check payable to PCCS) and taking t-shirt orders ($10 cash or check payable to PCCS) during this meeting and the next meeting on Tuesday, 9/19.

In the meantime, please join our Remind text group to keep updated on Key Club happenings. To join, text the message @17-18keycl to number 81010.

Additional information about Key Club can be found by clicking on the link below.

2017-2018 Key Club Information Sheet


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News · Business Professionals of America (BPA) meeting on 9/14 in Salem 1117


The first meeting of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) will be held on Thursday, 9/14/17, at 2:30 p.m. in Salem Room 1117.

BPA is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Students can participate in 72 events at regional, state and national conferences that assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications.

Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, Officer Elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.

All past members and any student taking any of the following classes 1st and/or 2nd semester are eligible to join:

  • Accounting 1
  • Advanced Web Design
  • AP Computer Science
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Computer Applications 1
  • Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Digital Multimedia
  • Exploring Business
  • Finance and Investment
  • Honors Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Personal Business Law
  • Photoshop
  • Real Estate Essentials
  • Web Design & Internet

Ask any teacher in the Business Dept. for more information. In the meantime, please join our Remind text group to keep updated on BPA happenings. To join, text the message @pcep-bpa to number 81010.