Schreiber High School has selected two senior students, Laila Selim and Daniel Koh for the coveted Wendy's High School Heisman Award. This program celebrates the nation's top high school seniors who best exemplify a well-rounded "citizen-scholar-athlete."
Principal Jay Lewis nominated these two promising leaders for their academic aptitude, athletic talent and exceptional commitment to their communities. "We believe it's important to celebrate success in all facets of life," said Mr. Lewis.
Created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy's and the Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy's High School Heisman program has rewarded youth excellence for the past 12 years.
Laila Selim was nominated for this award based on her many accomplishments. She is a member of the varsity tennis and badminton teams. In the music department, she is in symphonic band, concert band and select choir. She is a member of the following Honor Societies: Foreign Language, National, Mu Alpha Theta and Science. The clubs she belongs to include: Latin, Shakespeare and Drama. Privately, she pursues the flute and piano. She has a GPA of 4.43.
Daniel Koh is a talented athlete. He is a member of the football, basketball and lacrosse varsity teams. He has been on these three teams for all his four years in high school. Dan like Laila is also gifted musically. He is in the school orchestra, NY Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and All-Nassau County Orchestra. He is a member of Student Council, Letter Club an participates in Natural Helper and Peer Helper. Dan is very involved in community activities. He volunteers at The Helen Keller Center, his church Youth Group and has served as a coach of the Port Washington summer camps. Daniel's GPA is 4.53.
Laila and Dan will compete against the other nominees from high schools in Long Island. After the state level, it moves to the regional and then the national level.
District Athletic Director Rose Bonanno said, "We are very proud of Dan and Laila. These two students epitomize excellence in academics and athletics. We wish them all the best as they go on in the competition. Having been selected from Schreiber as the recipients of The Heisman Award is a tremendous accomplishment and they should feel very accomplished."