George Visconti Wins Wendy's High School Heisman Award
10/21/2017 8:21 PM

On Oct. 18, George ViscontiJr., senior at ALJ, was named a High School Winner of the Wendy’s High SchoolHeisman award. He will receive a certificate in recognition of his leadership bothon the courts and in the classroom.


George has been a stand-outathlete throughout his years at ALJ. His contributions to the basketballprogram are significant, most notably leading the 2016-2017 team to the CentralJersey Group 2 State Championship game, a first for the Crusaders. George hasbeen a starter for the basketball team since his freshman year, and amazinglyholds the school record for most points with one year remaining in his playingcareer.


In school, George has beenable to carry a high grade point average in honors and Advanced Placement levelcourses. He participates in the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council as well asmany other school activities.


AboutWendy's High School Heisman


TheWendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder DaveThomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high schoolwhen he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become oneof the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While thisnontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that otherswould follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth bynot finishing high school or attending college.


Facedwith this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his GeneralEquivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire tocelebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy'sHigh School Heisman program.


Twenty-twoyears later, Wendy's High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of thenation's most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy's valuesof giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuingeducation and excelling on the athletic field.


TheWendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's andthe Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman MemorialTrophy®


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