NK’s Sarah Andrews a National Finalist for High School Heisman

 By Matt Blanchette

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Rhode Island continues to produce some of the best high school student–athletes in the nation and for the second year in a row one of them is heading to New York as a High School Heisman finalist.

North Kingstown senior Sarah Andrews shares a look of surprise as her school surprised her this morning to inform her she is one of 12 finalists widdled down from 45,000 applicants.

Andrews is ranked first in her class… is captain of the soccer team… plays the trombone… and volunteers with countless organizations.

Her family also surprised her at today’s event.

Really surprised. They just kept filing in and I was not expecting that,” Andrews said of her family. “It’s really exciting. I am excited to go and meet a bunch of people who have contributed to their community like I have. And to spend the weekend with them in New York and to see the Heisman trophy. I love college football. I’m excited.

Andrews will be followed for two days by ESPN for the Heisman broadcast and will head to New York next month where the committee will announce one male and one female winner.

Andrew Miner of East Greenwich was the national winner a year ago.