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Westside Students Named High School Heisman Winners

Two Westside High School students, Zach McCarty and Reagan Jones, have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners.

Awarded since 1994, these honors highlight the country’s most esteemed students who give back to their communities, treat people with respect, and are continuing their education while excelling on the athletic field.

“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence,” said Westside High Principal Jay Opperman. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work.

Zach McCarty

Zach McCarty excels in academics, music and athletics at Westside High. He has been selected for the Varsity Swim Team all four years of high school, has qualified for state twice and placed in the Top 16 once. Zach was also named Academic All-State last year. He has also been a part of the Varsity Quiz Bowl team for four straight years, and made it to the national playoffs last year in Chicago. Zach plays saxophone for the Westside High band and CJB, and has been selected for All-State Jazz Band twice. Zach has not selected a college yet, but plans to major in economics or political science while swimming at the collegiate level.

Reagon JOnes

Reagan Jones is a standout athlete while also giving of her time to others. She has been an active participant on both the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Reagan is also part of Westside’s Student-Mentoring Program, a group tackling and solving real world problems focused on engineering. She also enjoys volunteering and working with children. Reagan has not selected a college yet but plans to major in environmental engineering.