Clarence Harmon has been chosen as the school winner for the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship program for Porterville High.

Harmon, a student with autism, was also chosen to be Porterville High’s Homecoming King. He competes in swimming and wrestling.

From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2020, more than 3,600 have been named School Winners in the Heisman Trophy Trust’s scholarship competition.

 State Winners receive a $500 college scholarship, National Finalists receive a $1,000 college scholarship and the male and female National Winners will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to New York City to attend the 2019 Heisman Trophy Weekend events including the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony and 85th annual Heisman Dinner Gala.

State winners for California were Tulare Union High’s Jacqueline Maze and Carl Richardson of Salinas. 

The complete 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship Program Timeline can be found at National finalists will be annouced November 18 and National winners will be annouced December 4.

To apply, students must be graduating with the class of 2020, have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee and/or the National Federation of State High School Association and be a leader in his/her school and community.

 More information is available on Twitter using @Heisman_HS, Instagram using @heismanscholarship, and on Facebook

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