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Farrell and Rokosz Selected as Union Catholic's Wendy's High School Heisman winners

SCOTCH PLANIS, NJ -- Emily Farrell and Gerard Rokosz have been selected as Union Catholic’s Wendy’s High School Heisman award winners.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman, created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994, recognizes high-achieving seniors who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities, excel in the classroom, and are good role models for underclassmen. Each school winner receives a certificate and Wendy’s a High School Heisman patch.

Farrell, who lives in Scotch Plains, plays on UC’s tennis and softball teams, is president of the Ski Club, is a Student Ambassador, and is a member of Student Movement Against Cancer, Students for Human Dignity, the Crayon Club, Operation Smile, and the Environmental Club.

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“I have a big emphasis on trying to be very involved in the community as far as sports and other activities are concerned,’’ said Farrell. “It means a lot to me to be recognized and appreciated for all my involvement in the school.’’

Rokosz, who lives in Union, was one of the top runners on the UC cross-country team, and he also runs track indoors and outdoors for the Vikings. In addition to his involvement in sports, Rokosz is also in the Book Club, Paws For Cause, and is a Peer Minister at Union Catholic

“It’s a pretty big achievement for me,’’ said Rokosz. “I’ve been working hard the past four years to get myself in a good spot academically, physically, and emotionally, so it’s nice to be recognized and get an award for it.’’

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