Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 11, 2017 (Online May 28th)
CHS Undergraduate Awards
Awards Ceremony Interrupted
By Nearby Tornado
Press Release -- May 11, 2017
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Outstanding Sophomore Award Winner Announced
Rusti Howard of the Home Representative Club presents the HOBY Award to winner Remington Young at the CHS Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Inspiring, Educational, Compassionate, Energizing, Enthusiastic, Motivating, Transforming, Long-Lasting, and Life-Changing

These are some of the words that students, schools, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters use to describe the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference. 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 programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. Today, over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service.

The Home Representative Club, who has sponsored this program for over 25 years, is excited to announce that this years winner of this prestigious award is Miss Remington Young. Remington is the 16 year old daughter of Bryan and Ramona Young. Remington has won a plaque, a gift basket and a trip to a Leadership Seminar this summer. She will represent Collinsville High School, her family, her community and the Home Representative Club at this leadership Seminar. Each student at the Leadership Seminar will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders of the state of Oklahoma and explore his or her own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. Miss Young will also be able to participate in a hands on community service project during her weekend stay and will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills all while being given the opportunity to visit with and ask questions of today's leaders in hopes of helping her emerge as one of tomorrow's leaders.

If you are an incoming sophomore for the Fall 2017 school year and you are interested in this prestigious award please contact the Sophomore Guidance Counselor by October 1, 2017.

The Home Representative Club of Collinsville would like to thank the Collinsville High School staff for supporting this award especially, Michelle Brown, the sophomore guidance counselor who chooses the winner.

What Leaders are saying about HOBY:

Ted Turner, Chairman, Turner Broadcasting Systems:
“You know, we business people like to say we’re driven by the bottom line. The real bottom line is the future, and we owe it to our youth to prepare them for that. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) does just that. By promoting leadership, HOBY is building a corps of young people who will be prepared to meet the challenges facing future generations.”

Muhammad Ali, Olympic Gold Medalist and Heavyweight Boxing Champion:
"In this world, success comes to those with confidence and faith in themselves. Hugh O’Brian’s youth organization is the GREATEST in developing that confidence in outstanding 10th graders selected annually to represent over 13,500 public and private high schools at one of HOBY’s leadership seminars. What an outstanding role model for our future!”

Colin L. Powell, Former United States Secretary of State:
"The mission of America’s Promise is to equip the next generation of Americans with the character and competence they need to be successful adults. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is one of our staunch allies in this crusade... HOBY is encouraging each of the thousands of high school sophomores who attend these leadership seminars to volunteer at least a hundred hours a year to a community service project. The HOBY commitment to America’s Promise will produce at least 1,400,000 volunteer service hours a year.”

Remington Young, pictured below, proudly shows her HOBY Outstanding Sophomore award.

Just a sample of the many awards for 9th-10th-11th graders for the 2016-17 school year.
Note: I know many of the names and some of the awards ...but did not get a complete list .. and since I am weeks behind .. will use no names. -- Ted 5/28
Collinsville High School students were already gathered in the gym for the Undergraduate Awards assembly this afternoon when a nearby tornado warning sent them under the bleachers into the locker rooms from about 2:10 to 2:20pm Thursday May 11, 2017. They were very calm and orderly. Meanwhile a small tornado struck between Collinsville and Owasso near Highway 20 (east of Hwy 169) causing property damage.

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