IM’s Poupore, Carey named Wendy’s Heisman recipients

Myles Carey and Riley Poupore have been named the Iron Mountain winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. (Courtesy Photo/Iron Mountain High School)

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School seniors Myles Carey and Riley Poupore were named Iron Mountain’s recipients for the 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

“Iron Mountain High School is proud and offers congratulations to have these two superior academic student athletes represent our student body in such a positive spirit,” said scholarship administrator Mel Laydon. “They are true role models for all future Mountaineers.”

Poupore has advanced as a state winner. From a total applicant pool of nearly 42,000 high school scholar-athletes graduating in May, 99 students have been named state winners in Wendy’s annual scholarship competition, including Poupore.

Poupore, daughter of Kelly and Jason Poupore of Iron Mountain, has participated in Varsity Club, Key Club, Student Council and Youth Advisory Committee.

She has played four years of basketball, soccer and volleyball. She has won numerous athletic awards throughout her career at IMHS, as well as being named the Hometowne Lumber Female Athlete of the Year along with multiple conference awards.

Poupore has also logged more than 400 hours volunteering in the community. She also took part in several leadership conferences.

Carey, the son of Rhonda and Dan Carey of Breitung Township, has participated in Environmental Club, Science Olympiad, Varsity Club, soccer and track.

He was selected to attend the Collective Bargaining Workshop and has participated in the Alma College Math Challenge for two years along with the Risk Management Challenge in July 2018.

He volunteers for the Moving Mountain Adaptive Ski Program, the local ski swap, Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon and also has held part-time employment at Pine Mountain Resort. Carey earned the Daily News Student of the Week.

State winners will receive a $500 college scholarship and continue to compete for national honors.

National finalists receive a $1,000 college scholarship and the male and female national winners receive a $5,000 college scholarship and trip to New York City to attend the Heisman Trophy Trust’s annual college Heisman award broadcast on Saturday, Dec. 8.