Collinsville, Oklahoma
January 17, 2013
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Eigenheer Selected For HOBY Award /
Veterans Designations On Licenses

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Baylee Eigenheer Awarded Outstanding Sophomore HOBY Award

Submitted By: Home Representative Club

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 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). 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 20 years, is excited to announce the winner of this year's HOBY Leadership Award. Baylee Eigenheer, the 15 year old daughter of Matt and Julie Eigenheer, is this year's winner which means she is the outstanding sophomore for the class of 2015. Baylee has shown amazing leadership potential. For her admirable qualities, Baylee has won an all expense paid weekend leadership retreat provided by the Home Representative Club of Collinsville. This leadership retreat will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Baylee will learn from some of the top business leaders in the State.

Baylee will have the opportunity to explore her personal leadership potential, group leadership dynamics and leadership in society. She will also participate in a hands on community service project during her weekend stay. Baylee will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and be given the opportunity to ask pertinent questions of today's leaders so she can emerge as one of tomorrow's leaders.

Baylee will also be presented with a plaque at the Collinsville High School Awards Assembly in May. On behalf of the Home Representative Club, congratulations to Baylee Eigenheer, Outstanding Sophomore.

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.”

-- Rusti Howard 1/16/2013
Middle School Academic Team 2nd At Dewey Regional
The CMS Academic Team competed at Regional competition in Dewey on Wednesday Jan 16th. They placed 2nd in the competition and qualified to move on to Area/State in February. I have attached a picture of the team after receiving their plaque. Congratulations to all these students, they represented CMS very well!

Michelle Cross
Collinsville Middle School
7th Grade English/Geography
Academic Team Coach
New Tag Agency System
For Veterans Recognition
Pam Porter announced that a new system was being installed today at the Collinsville Tag Agency and the new capability for the veterans designations on licenses should be available by tomorrow (Jan. 16th). -- Ted 1/15/2012
Pam indicated the new law went into effect back in August and they had hoped to have the new system in November 2012, but it was finally available this week (Jan. 2013).