Mercer’s Murray among High School Heisman state finalists

Shannon Murray of Mercer County has been selected as one of 20 Kentucky finalists for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

Murray, who is on Mercer’s soccer and track and field teams, was chosen from among 1,170 Kentucky seniors applying for the awards, which recognize those who excel in athletics, academics and community and school leadership.

One male and one female finalist from each state will be announced as state winners Monday. Of those state winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will go on to compete for the national awards to be presented Dec. 7 in New York. About 45,000 seniors nationwide applied for the awards.

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