MPHS seniors named Wendy’s High School Heisman winners

Seniors Molli Dorsey and Juan Ottino have been selected by ACT, Inc. as the Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners for Mt. Pleasant High School.

Molli is the daughter of Robert and Candye Dorsey. She is a three-year member of the Lady Tiger Powerlifting Team, where she has been an officer and excelled as both a regional and a state contender. Her sophomore year, she placed 4th in her weight class at Regionals. During her junior year, she placed 2nd in her weight class at Regionals and 10th in her weight class at the State competition.

She has also been a member of the Lady Tiger Softball program, where she received the Lady Tiger Heart Award.

Molli is a four-year member of varsity choir, where she currently serves as president and served as vice-president during her junior year. She has also been a member of HOSA for four years, Student Council for three years and was selected to the National Technical Honor Society as a junior. She is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

In addition to her extracurricular activities at school, Molli has participated in numerous community service events, such as Titus County Cares Food Pantry, Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, League of Dreams, Circle of Friends Camp for Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors, Anchor Club, Footsteps Ministry, and one of her favorite events is the Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by her church.

Molli is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church and serves on the youth leadership team and the Student Worship Arts Leadership Team. She has been a co-leader for Kids Camp and sings in both the youth and adult choirs.

Juan is the son of Gregorio and Cynthia Guerrero. He is a two-year member of the Varsity football team, four-year member of the Tiger Varsity Baseball team where he has been a three-year starter, a member of the Tiger Track team, a three-year member of the Cross Country team, and was a Regional team qualifier for cross country during both his junior and senior years. He received Academic All-District honors in football, was chosen as Honorable Mention for baseball, and received the Built Tiger Tough Award for Tiger Baseball.

In addition to athletics, Juan is ranked in the Top 10 percent of his class and will graduate from high school with over 20 hours of college credit. He serves as the Vice President of HOSA, is a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Juan volunteers at Titus County Cares, the HOSA Health Fair, Relay for Life and HOSA Leadership Conference, and attends Trinity Baptist Church.

The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and women who work harder, show more passion and lead by example — in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Students were judged based on their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, community leadership and involvement in various extracurricular activities during grades 9 through 11.

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors.

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