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Aiken High School student Frelicia Tucker wins the Wendy’s High School Heisman

December 10, 2016

Aiken High School student Frelicia Tucker has been named the winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman.

On the men’s side, Daniel Orcutt was also named a winner.

The announcement was made on Friday night.

Tucker has been a member of the tennis and track teams at Aiken High School since seventh grade. She won the Class AAA state championship in the 400 meter hurdles race as a sophomore in 2015. She was the captain of both teams and is an Aiken High cheerleader.

She’s kept busy off the track and court as well. The senior is the student body president. She excelled in the classroom as well and is in the top one percent of her class. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and won the West Point Leadership Award.

She has also been a leader in non-school related activities. Tucker is the state NAACP youth president, and she spends time working with various charitable organizations in the area. She delivered a speech on education equality in Columbia in front of Democratic presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as well as thousands attending

The High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994 in partnership with the Heisman Trophy Trust, which awards the Heisman Memorial Trophy every year to college football’s top player.

Tucker was one of 10 student athletes – two from each of the five geographic Heisman regions.