Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor are accepted throughout each year. The Hall of Honor Committee will review all submitted nominations and honor inductees every other year. We are excited to announce the Hall of Honor Banquet & Celebration will be held again on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.
The Hall of Honor, inaugurated in 1983, recognizes Grand Island Senior High School alumni who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of society. Nominees must have graduated more than 20 years ago from the high school.
Leonard T. Fleischer
Class of 1931
Hall of Honor 1985
Leonard T. Fleischer is a farm manufacturer who was a pioneer in conservation tillage. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Fleischer Manufacturing, Inc., in Columbus.
He has helped attract industry to Columbus and keep it there. He was instrumental in organizing the Farm Equipment Managers Association.
Mr. Fleischer suggested the idea of a fall farm equipment show to the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, which the Chamber developed into Husker Harvest Days in 1978. This three-day show has become one of the largest in the world.