Some students strive for excellence in all they do. They work harder, show more dedication, and lead by example in the classroom, through athletics, and within the community. Heisman High School has recognized Alison Doolittle and Luke Sturm of Kingsford High School and their dedication to go above and beyond by naming them School Winners.
"We are pleased to present Alison Doolittle and Luke Sturm as the Kingsford High School nominees for the High School Heisman Award of 2019-2020,"" stated Mr. David Holmes, Principal of Kingsford High School. "Alison and Luke are clear leaders in the classroom, in extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, and in our community. They are both highly regarded by the Kingsford High School teaching staff, club supervisors, coaches, and students. Alison and Luke have been, and continue to be, excellent representatives of our school and I am confident they are excellent choices to represent the state of Michigan, or the nation, for the High School Heisman Award."
Luke Sturm is the son of Christopher and Susan Sturm of Kingsford. Luke has received 7 varsity letters through participation in cross country and swimming. He has been on the varsity Cross Country team all four years of high school and is the captain of the varsity Boys Swim team.
Luke is also ranked #1 in his senior class. He is a member of the National Honor Society, KHS Student Council, Senior Class President, Quiz Bowl, French Club, Drama Club, Key Club, and band. He has been named AP Student of the Month for AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP Chemistry, AP US History, and AP Calculus. Luke plans to attend college to pursue a degree in the field of engineering.
Alison Doolittle is the daughter of Tim and Cheryl Griggs of Breitung Township and the late Scott Doolittle. Ali has received 4 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. Ali serves as the Varsity Volleyball team co-captain and received a 1st Team All-Conference honorable mention this school year. She also received Great Northern Conference honorable mention for basketball during her junior year.
Ali is also a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, and the Badwater Ski-ters team. She has volunteered her time bell ringing, working at local events, and helping in the concession stand for sporting events. She plans to attend college to pursue a degree in the medical field.
The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship, a program created in 1994 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in partnership with The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.
Over the past 25 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country.
The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.