Perpich and Petschar named KHS Heisman nominees

Teagan Petschar

KINGSFORD — Jack Perpich and Teagan Petschar are Kingsford High School’s nominees for the High School Heisman Award.

“Jack and Teagan are clear leaders in the classroom, in extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, and in our community,” said David Holmes, KHS principal.

“They are both highly regarded by the Kingsford High School teaching staff, club supervisors, coaches, and fellow students. Jack and Teagan have been, and continue to be, excellent representatives of our school and I am confident they would be an excellent choice to represent the state of Michigan or the nation for the High School Heisman Award,” he said.

Both students have earned multiple varsity letters throughout their high school athletic participation. Perpich has been a member of the varsity hockey team where he has served as a defenseman for the past three years, as well as participating in basketball, football, and tennis. Petschar has been a member of the varsity tennis team where she has served as team captain, and has participated in basketball and softball.

Perpich is the son of Dennis and Jill Perpich of Kingsford. He is ranked in the top 10% of his senior class and is a member of the National Honor Society, KHS Student Council, Key Club, Learn to Skate Program, and an active member of the St. Mary Queen of Peace Church.


He has also been named AP Student of the Month for AP Calculus. Next fall Jack plans to attend college to pursue a degree in the field of engineering.

Petschar is the daughter of Darren and Sherri Petschar of Kingsford. She is also ranked in the top 10% of her senior class. She has been a member of National Honor Society, being inducted in her junior year, as well as being an active member of the KHS Key Club, Quiz Bowl and Pep Band. She has volunteered her time at American Martyrs Church, Breitung Township Schools, and with many other community events. She plans to attend college to pursue a degree in education.

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 also to improve the communities and world around them.


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