Davis is an active member of the Lady Warrior softball and basketball teams. Leach is an active member of the Lady Tiger volleyball and basketball teams.
Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.
Students can nominate themselves for the award online, in addition to being recommended by principals, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches. The most exceptional students are then selected to advance during extensive judging processes conducted at both state and national levels.
Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 1,375 came from Alabama and have been narrowed down to the state’s finalists.
On Nov. 5, one male and one female finalist from each state will be named state winners. Of those state winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will go on to compete for the national title in New York City on Dec. 7.
National finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female national winner will receive a crystal Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy’s, and Wendy’s will donate $10,000 to each winner’s respective high school.
Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, December 8.