Carroll County Times

High School Sports: Winters Mill's Barnes, Thompson chosen as Wendy's Heisman winners

Winters Mill quarterback Alex Barnes throws on the run during the second half of the Falcons' 21-10 loss to Poolesville in Westminster Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Winters Mill athletes Alex Barnes and Kaitlyn Thompson were recently picked as school winners for the annual Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, and Barnes received State Finalist honors.

School Winners compete for the chance to become State Finalists, State Winners, National Finalists, or National Winners.


State Winners receive a $500 college scholarship, National Finalists receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and the male and female National Winners receive a $5,000 college scholarship and trip to New York City to attend the Heisman Trophy Trust’s annual college Heisman award broadcast Dec.

From a total applicant pool of close to 42,000 high school athletes graduating with the Class of 2019, more than 7,500 have been named School Winners in Wendy’s annual scholarship competition.

Winters Mill's Kaitlyn Thompson moves the ball against Gerstell during last season.