Lower Shore Well Represented on Heisman List

BERLIN- The Lower Shore was well represented last week when the Wendy’s High School Heisman selections for Maryland were announced.
Each year, Wendy’s recognizes senior student-athletes from each state celebrating their achievements both in and out of the classroom with its High School Heisman Trophy Awards. Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, Wendy’s Heisman Award is recognized as the most esteemed award at the high school level.
Eighteen public school students from across Maryland were recognized as state finalists last week including a strong representation from the Lower Shore. Marwan Saleh from Decatur was honored as a state finalist, as were Amber Donoway and Alexander Shockley from Snow Hill. Wicomico County was also well represented with Ross Bednar from Bennett and Sydney Larkin and James Willey from Parkside.
Rico Lizbinski of Montgomery High School was selected as the male state winner for Maryland for his excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership and will go on to represent the state in the national finals for the award. A total of 102 winners including two from each state will advance to the finals. Of those, 12 will be chosen as national finalists from and go on to compete for the national Wendy’s High School Heisman Award on December 13 with a special ceremony aired on ESPN2.