FLPS Student Gabriella McIntosh Receives HOBY Award

Student recognized for leadership and commitment to community

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (September 2011) Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School, a private Pre-K thru 12th academy located at 3275 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, proudly announces student Gabriella McIntosh has been named a 2011/2012 HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) award winner.

Gabriella began attending FLPS as a first grader in 2002 and is currently a sophomore. She is an excellent student and is very well liked by her peers. Gabriella routinely makes Honor Roll and was a National Junior Honor Society inductee. FLPS chose to nominate Gabriella for the HOBY Award because of her commitment to the community as a school ambassador and her academic performance.

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY is nationally recognized and its programs provide youth opportunities to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. Nearly 9,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually and the award is given to those who are sophomores in high school.

“I could not be more proud of Gabriella. She exemplifies all that FLPS stands for – academic excellence, strong character, and student leadership. I know that Gabriella will continue to achieve great things into the future,” said Anita Lonstein, FLPS director.

Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School (FLPS) is a nationally recognized institution serving Pre-K through 12th grade and is accredited by SACS, NIPSA, MSA-CESS, and NCPSA. FLPS students receive a college prep, classical, liberal arts education, designed to fit individual needs and learning behaviors. FLPS is small by design and has been educating South Florida students for more than thirty years. The school accepts a variety of scholarships including McKay, Step Up for Students, VPK and Family Central, and also offers their own in-house assistance to students in need. The school’s philosophy includes helping young people to develop self-discipline, love of learning, and service to others.

For more information, please visit: www.flps.com.