Going For The Gold

Going For The Gold photo
West Hempstead High School seniors John Regan and Rabiya Khan have been recognized as school winners in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program. 

According to its website, the program was established in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and the Heisman Memorial Trophy Trust to recognize and honor high school seniors who strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field and through community involvement. 

To qualify for entrance into the competition, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, be leaders within their school and community, and perform in one of the 43 school-sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations. After submitting an application, participants undergo the selection process and are named either a school winner, state finalist, state winner, national finalist or national winner.

As school winners, John and Rabiya received a certificate of distinction and a Wendy’s High School Heisman patch. John was recognized as a linebacker on the high school football team and Rabiya for varsity tennis. 

The district congratulates both students on earning this distinguished recognition.