Bayard’s Smith named a finalist in high school Heisman program
     2015-11-13      By The Gering Citizen    editor@geringcitizen.com
Jessi Smith 
The Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Program named Jessi Smith of Bayard High School as one of Nebraska’s 20 State Finalists best student-athletes, who were recognized as State Finalists of the program. These exceptional student-athletes exemplify the Heisman ideals. The State Finalists will then continue on to the next round of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, where only one male and one female student will advance to be named State Winners.

Smith was selected as 2015 State Finalists due to her success in the following areas: Track and Cross Country. The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has recognized exceptional student athletes for more than two decades. The program continues to provide a platform where students are acknowledged and rewarded for their hard work and also inspired to continue their success.

Ten National Finalists will be selected from the group of State Winners and will continue to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on Dec. 11.

National Winners will also recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy announcement on ESPN on Dec. 12.

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