Gabriella Leonard Honored as Wendy's High School Heisman Winner

Post date: Jan 29, 2018 1:18:28 PM

Earlier this year, Gabriella Leonard was chosen as the NH State Female Winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman. Last week, there was a celebration in her honor at the Wendy's on Candia Road in Manchester where members of the community honored Gabriella and the Heisman Trophy made an appearance.

The Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field. For Gabriella, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn't an option and Wendy's is proud to honor their dedication.

Gabriella's prestigious State Winner title awards her a $1,000 college scholarship and a silver Heisman medal. From the group of State Winners, 10 National Finalists were selected and one female and one male winner will be honored as National Winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman and their scholarship will increase to $10,000.

Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy®, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. Our partnership succeeds because we share a common set of values wherein going above and beyond is the norm. We want to honor students who do the same and profile their stories of perseverance as a way to inspire the tomorrow’s senior class.

Senior Declan Knieriem was also selected as a NH State Finalist Declan will receive a bronze Heisman medal, a State Finalist patch, and a $25 Wendy's gift card.