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Burr and Burton’s Riley Callen was named as a Vermont state winner in the Heisman High School Scholarship.

The scholarship “honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes,” according to its website, Heismanscholarship.com.

Callen served as a team captain for BBA field hockey. Callen helped lead the Bulldogs to a 8-2 record and a trip to the Division II state championship game.

Callen was one of 100 state winners. Callen was named as the Vermont female athlete winner while Hartford High School’s Jackson Balch was named as the male athlete winner in Vermont.

The national finalists will be announced on Monday. Twelve out of the 100 state winners will move on to the next stage.

Callen will receive a $750 scholarship from the Heisman High School Scholarship fund.

The scholarship is not new to BBA athletes, as Joey McCoy was named as a national finalist last year. McCoy received a $1,250 scholarship.

The scholarship is presented by Acceptance Insurance. The program was created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy’s and The Heisman Trophy Trust.

Michael Mawson can be reached on Twitter @Mawson_Sports or via email at mmawson@benningtonbanner.com.

Sports Reporter

Michael Mawson is a sports reporter for the Bennington Banner. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Michael was the sports editor of UNH’s student newspaper where he covered NCAA Division I athletics.


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