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Andrew Miner Wins High School Heisman

He and one other were chosen Friday night from more than 48,000 applicants nationwide.

EGHS's Andrew Miner holds up his Heisman trophy, along with fellow winner Emily Granger of Maryland.
EGHS's Andrew Miner holds up his Heisman trophy, along with fellow winner Emily Granger of Maryland.
East Greenwich's Andrew Miner was named a Wendy's High School Heisman winner during a ceremony Friday night in New York. Miner, a senior at East Greenwich High School, was named one of the 12 finalists in November, chosen from more than 48,000 applicants nationwide.

Emily Granger of Easton, Md., was the other winner. 

"I was truly shocked because there were so many worthy and outstanding finalists," said Miner. "I loved meeting all the past winners of the high school Heisman as well as meeting this year's finalists, and, of course, sitting down for dinner with Jameis Winston on Friday night was a thrill."

Winston won the college Heisman this year.  

Miner has a long list of accomplishments, including 2013 Harvard Book Award and the 2013 Excellence in English Award, National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist, National Honor Society, Rhode Island All-State Band, Berklee Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician and Judge’s Choice Award, Brian Snyder Scholarship for Students on Ice Arctic Expedition. 

Miner has been class president since his sophomore year and has organized food drives, a coat drive and a school supplies drive for Hurricane Sandy victims. He is also a blogger for EG Patch.

On the athletic front, in football Miner has started as varsity quarterback since his freshman year and was named captain as a junior as well as MVP. He holds the EGHS record for total passing yards, completions and touchdown passes.

In baseball, Miner was captain his junior year and lettered as a junior.

As EGHS Athletic Director Chris Cobain said after Miner was named one of the 12 finalists, “I just think he’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime kids. I think when you get the balance he has in so many areas and his level of accomplishment is always above average if not at the excellence level – it’s very rare that you find that.”

Congratulations, Andrew! 
Therese Vezeridis December 15, 2013 at 07:04 AM
Congratulations to Andrew and his entire family and EGHS, etc!
Connie Zack December 15, 2013 at 09:26 AM
well-deserved, Andrew. Congratulations! What an honor!

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