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Sequatchie County girls basketball star Ireland Burch named Tennessee Wendy's Heisman Finalist

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DUBLIN, OH – For some students, there is no amount of effort that is unreasonable. Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship is proud to recognize two of these students in Tennessee as 2016 State Winners. Ireland Burch of Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap and William Drake of Maryville High School in Maryville showed unrivaled dedication to never cutting corners, advancing them to the next round of the competition where five senior males and five senior females will be chosen as National Finalists.

As a testament to its commitment to education, Wendy’s High School Heisman, for the first time in its history, will award State Winners with a $1,000 college scholarship in addition to a silver medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Winner patch and a $50 Wendy’s gift card.

Since 1994, Wendy’s has been firmly committed to recognizing young men and women who believe that good enough is never really good enough. Through the Wendy’s High School Heisman program, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students, profiling their stories of perseverance to inspire the senior class of tomorrow.

Burch and Drake will compete against 100 other State Winners across the country for a chance to be chosen as one of 10 National Finalists. The National Finalist will then go on to be considered for the National Winner title in New York City that will be announced on December 9.  

Burch and Drake were selected from Tennessee’s respected group of 20 State Finalists listed below.

Student Name

Gender

Student High School

Hometown

Rachel Summers

Female

Dobyns - Bennett High School

Kingsport

Sydney Smith

Female

Central Magnet School

Murfreesboro

Spencer Flint

Male

Farragut High School

Knoxville

Catherine Hopper

Male

Maryville High School

Maryville

Preston Robinette

Female

Dyersburg High School

Dyersburg

Raymond Wynne

Female

Maryville High School

Maryville

Niamh Schumacher

Male

St. Benedict at Auburndale

Bartlett

Bailey Sudduth

Female

The King's Academy

Seymour

Alexis Seward

Female

Cascade High School

Shelbyville

Jedidiah Jenkins

Female

St. Agnes Academy

Germantown

Anna Comer

Male

Giles County High School

Pulaski

Dorie Harrison

Female

Mckenzie High School

Mckenzie

Jhon-Wes Walker

Female

Hillsboro Comp High School

Nashville

Seth Price

Male

Covington High School

Covington

John Turner

Male

Watertown High School

Watertown

Daniel Cox

Male

Smyrna High School

Murfreesboro

Jonathan Royster

Male

Red Bank High School

Hixson

David Mull Jr.

Male

Jefferson County High School

Jefferson City

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