Sadie Stutzman of Fruitland High and Adam Lambert of Mackay High were chosen as Idaho's winners of the 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Both are now eligible to compete for the national award that celebrates hard work, dedication and exceptional records in athletics, academics and community leadership.
"Colleges want well-rounded students and with admissions growing more selective, a national award like the Wendy's High School Heisman can really help students stand out," said two-time collegiate Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin in a press release. "Sadie and Adam are inspirations to others in their school and community, and we're honored to welcome them into the Heisman family."
Stutzman and Lambert were chosen from 45,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to one male and one female winner from each school, and then to Idaho's respected group of 20 state finalists.
Stutzman and Lambert will compete against winners from other regions across the country for a chance to be named one of 12 national finalists. These 12 students will compete for the national winner title in New York City on Dec. 7.