Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has honored more than 395,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy® Committee. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community.
Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy’s program believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals.
Every year, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program and The Heisman Memorial Trophy team up to recognize our nation’s most esteemed high school Seniors. The culmination of this process takes place in December in conjunction with the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation during Heisman Weekend in New York City. It’s here where Wendy’s selects its National High School Heisman Winners during a broadcast on ESPN networks. This partnership ensures that high school winners enjoy the prestige of national recognition for their tremendous achievements.
And once they told me who to photograph it all made sense… Lauren Van Vlierbergen
I had one day to work at the same timeline with Espn crew.
This is the shoot we did late October.
Its almost Chicago Marathon time. It’s the unofficial date for winter in the running community but in the past we had 90 degree weather during the race which caused the cancelation of the race. I was running that year and lucky enough to make the cut and reach finish around 3:30. It was brutal. I have seen 80s, 70s but mostly the day starts at high 50s and goes up to 70s or sometimes low 80s. Now I don’t want to jinx it but it was always dry. Now the forecast shows 50s and 50% chance of rain. We will see…
I mean if its anything like today, it will be a tough one. 40s and rain at 4th of October! This was a shot I took today, I was freezing. Last week we were shooting croissfitters in shorts and sports bras! Gotto love the weather in Chicago.
If you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes!