Bruin senior Rachel Donaldson named St. Joe’s Heisman High School winner

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2022
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Bruin senior Rachel Donaldson named St. Joe’s Heisman High School winner


MADISON, Miss. (Monday, Nov. 7, 2022) – St. Joseph Catholic School senior Rachel Donaldson is the school winner in the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition.

Donaldson, who played girls soccer at St. Joe, is one of more than 5,700 school winners in the competition.  She recently was named Most Valuable Player for the Lady Bruins soccer team during the fall 2022 soccer season. 

Donaldson has served as a member of the St. Joseph Catholic School Student Council throughout her high school years. She also is a member of the school retreat team and carries a 4.25 Grade Point Average.

School winners competed for the chance to become state winners, national finalists and national winners with up to $10,000 in college scholarship money available.

St. Joseph Catholic School, founded in 1870 by the Sisters of Mercy, offers seventh- through 12th-grade students a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

St. Joe, 308 New Mannsdale Road in Madison just west of the Interstate 55-Mississippi 463 interchange, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – the accrediting arm of Cognia.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the nation. The high school award extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding student athletes.

To apply, students must be graduating with the Class of 2023; have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average of 3.0 or better; participate in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association; and be a leader in his or her school and community.

Pictured is Donaldson at a Bruin soccer game.



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