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There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion, and lead by example in the classroom, on the field, and within the community. Wendy's High School Heisman has recognized Jordyn Kriegl and Joseph Sturm of Kingsford High School and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

"Kingsford High School is proud is recognize two members of the class of 2018, Joseph Sturm and Jordyn Kriegl, as our 2017-2018 Wendy's Heisman Award nominees," stated Mr. Lyle Smithson, Principal of Kingsford High School. "Both Joe and Jordyn are great examples of all of the qualities that the Wendy's Heisman represents. Both students have excelled in the classroom, athletic arena and in volunteering in their school and community. They are highly respected by their teachers, coaches and classmates. Both Joe and Jordyn are outstanding representatives of Kingsford High School."

Jordyn KrieglJordyn Kriegl is the daughter of Joseph and Laura Kriegl of Kingsford. Jordyn has earned 7 varsity letters in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Jordyn has received numerous accolades for her athletic endeavors. As a freshman she received Great Northern Conference honorable mention in basketball and was named to the all-defensive team. In her sophomore and junior years she received GNC first team honors and was also named to the all-conference defensive team. As a junior, Jordyn landed spots on the all-state third team and all-UP second team. She was also named team MVP her sophomore and junior years. Jordyn has been on the Academic Honor Roll all throughout high school and ranks #1 in her senior class. She is a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has also volunteered countless hours in service to her school and community. Jordynís plans are to attend college to pursue a degree in the medical field.

Jordyn KrieglJoseph Sturm is the son of Christopher and Susan Sturm of Kingsford. Joe has earned 5 varsity letters in tennis and cross country where he received the MVP award as chosen by his coach and teammates. Joe is also ranked #1 in his senior class and is a National Merit Semifinalist. He is a member of the National Honor Society, KHS Student Council, Environmental Club, Key Club, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also a member of Business Professionals of America where he received many awards in competitions at the regional and state levels and qualified for national competition. He was named Kingsford High School'í's AP Student of the Month for AP Calculus, AP US History, and AP Chemistry and has compiled over 200 hours of community service.

The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college.

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

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