On Feb. 05, Lindsey Hofschneider, senior at ALJ, was named a High School Winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. She will receive a certificate in recognition of her leadership both on the track and in the classroom.
Lindsey has been a stand-out athlete throughout her years at ALJ. Her contributions to the cross country and track and field teams are significant, most notably being an NJSIAA State Group qualifier and taking 6th place in the DMR at the NJSIAA State Relays. Lindsey has been a valuable member of both teams since her freshman year, and has run a 5:31 (1600) and a 2:27 (800) during her career. Her value to her teams is evident, as she was named the Best Teammate Award winner numerous times throughout her high school career for both programs.
In school, Lindsey has been able to carry a high grade point average in honors and Advanced Placement level courses. She is the Vice President of DECA, Student Council, the National Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society. Additionally, she participates in the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council, Heroes and Cool Kids, Peer Leadership, and was recently named the Student of the Month for January 2018.
About Wendy's High School Heisman
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.
The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.