Doolittle and Sturm named ‘Heisman’ nominees

Alison Doolittle

KINGSFORD — Some students strive for excellence in all they do. They work harder, show more dedication and lead by example in the classroom through athletics, and within the community.

Heisman High School has recognized Alison Doolittle and Luke Sturm of Kingsford High School and their dedication to go above and beyond by naming them school winners.

“We are pleased to present Alison Doolittle and Luke Sturm as the Kingsford High School nominees for the High School Heisman Award of 2019-2020,” said David Holmes, principal of Kingsford High School. “Alison and Luke are clear leaders in the classroom, in extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, and in our community. They are both highly regarded by the Kingsford High School teaching staff, club supervisors, coaches, and students.

“Alison and Luke have been, and continue to be, excellent representatives of our school and I am confident they are excellent choices to represent the state of Michigan, or the nation, for the High School Heisman Award.”

Luke Sturm is the son of Christopher and Susan Sturm of Kingsford. He has received seven varsity letters through participation in cross country and swimming. He has been on the varsity cross country team all four years of high school and is the captain of the varsity boys swim team.

Luke Sturm

Ranked No. 1 in his senior class, Sturm is a member of the National Honor Society, KHS Student Council, Senior Class President, Quiz Bowl, French Club, Drama Club, Key Club, and band.

He has been named AP Student of the Month for AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP Chemistry, AP US History, and AP Calculus.

Sturm plans to attend college to pursue a degree in the field of engineering.

Alison Doolittle is the daughter of Tim and Cheryl Griggs of Breitung Township and the late Scott Doolittle. She has received four varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track.

Doolittle serves as the varsity volleyball team co-captain and received first-team all-conference honorable mention this school year. She also received Great Northern Conference honorable mention for basketball during her junior year.

Doolittle is also a member of National Honor Society, Key Club and the Badwater Ski-ters team. She has volunteered her time bell ringing, working at local events and helping in the concession stand for sporting events.

Doolittle plans to attend college to pursue a degree in the medical field.

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. The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes.