There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Tempe Prep seniors Carter Sampson and Katherine Camberg and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.
“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work,” said Tempe Prep’s Headmaster, Dr. Wayne Porter.
Camberg is a Tempe Prep senior and has competed four years in varsity pole vault. Her PR is 9’8” and she has qualified for the state meet every year. Camber also ran for Tempe Prep’s cross country team for three years and qualified for the state meet individually each year. This year Camberg is focusing solely on pole vaulting and hoping to vault in college. Excelling in academics at Tempe Prep, Camberg is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a reporter and Senior Editor for the school newspaper. She spent her summer in India and hosting students from India and Timbuktu through the award-winning Tempe Sister Cities Exchange Program.
Sampson is also a Tempe Prep senior and a National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Honor, and captains Tempe Prep’s varsity football, soccer, and baseball teams. He founded Tempe Prep’s Latin Club and is a Senior Editor and Sports Editor for the school newspaper. Also adventurous, Sampson spent this summer in Trollhattan, Sweden as part of the Tempe Sister Cities Exchange Program. He is also Parliamentarian of the National Honor Society and an Eagle Scout. Sampson notes he is “a huge fan of the Wendy’s four-for-four deal.”
Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.
School Winners will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card.
Tempe Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in Tempe for students in grades 6-12 that provides a nationally acclaimed liberal arts education based on the Great Books of Western Civilization with an exceptional math, science, foreign language, humanities, and fine arts curriculum. Tempe Prep has been recognized by the Arizona Board of Regents as having the highest percentage of college graduates in the state and has been named the #1 high school in Arizona by Newsweek (America’s Top High Schools 2016). For more information about enrolling at Tempe Prep, visit the school’s website at tempeprep.org.