BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP – There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized Jolee McCluskey from Central Mountain High School and her dedication to never cutting corners by naming her a School Winner.
“Jolee is known by her teachers and friends for her commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing her hard work,” said CMHS Principal, Steve Turchetta.
McCluskey has been a standout leader on the Lady Wildcat tennis team anchoring the No. 1 singles spot the past four seasons that included a share in the PHAC title for 2017 and solo team title in 2016.
McCluskey learned of the opportunity through guidance counselor, Carrie Adams-Smith. Adams-Smith posts award opportunities on the CMHS Guidance office Schoology page.
Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases. School Winners receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.
While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.