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Senior Leaves It All On The Court And Becomes School Winner In The Heisman High School Scholarship Competition

North Miami Beach, Florida – Scheck Hillel Community School senior Orli Algranatti was recognized by the Heisman Trophy Trust as a 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship School Winner.

Orli plays three varsity sports for Scheck Hillel: tennis, volleyball and basketball.  She is a leader who exemplifies the tenets of Scheck Hillel’s educational philosophy.

“When Coach Lyon sent me the nomination, my whole world turned upside down because I hadn't realized I was so involved,” Orli said. “I play so many sports, and I dedicated my whole life to sports and the school! I am very excited for this recognition.”

The 2020 senior also thrives academically. She participates in Scheck Hillel’s Dual Enrollment program with Florida International University, earning college credit while in high school. In 2017, she was honored by the Miami Herald for her academic achievement, community service and sports involvement. Through Scheck Hillel’s Experiential Learning Program, Orli interns at Skylake Animal Hospital, where she has immersed herself in the science and art of caring for animals. The aspiring veterinarian is looking to learn as much as possible about the field and develop mentoring relationships before college. Orli is also very active in the community. She volunteers at ACEing Autism, teaching kids with autism how to play tennis, and with Kesher, teaching students how to play basketball.

The prestigious Heisman High School Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.

About the Heisman High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship, a program created in 1994 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in partnership with The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

Over the past 25 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country.

The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.
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