Old Rochester Regional High School Senior, Deianeira Marie Underhill of Rochester, MA has been chosen as a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. She, along with other high school seniors across the United States as well as the District of Columbia, was chosen out of thousands of high school students for this accomplishment.
To be eligible for the Wendy’s Heisman award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be proven leaders or role models in their schools and communities and perform in a sports event recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association.
Now she waits for a November 2 notification to see if she will be chosen as one of the 20 State Finalists (10 males and 10 female students). If so, she will continue on and be in contention to be one of the female seniors from the state of Massachusetts chosen as a State Finalist. Should she pass this round, then a panel will choose 10 seniors out of the 102 State Winners, five senior males and five senior females from each of the five geographic Heisman regions. The judges then will be faced with the task of choosing the National Winners, one male and one female, who will receive national honor and recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Trophy Presentation.