10th Grade

Sophomore Parent Night


HOBY Leadership Seminar

The Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership 2017 Connecticut Seminar is scheduled to take place June 2017. HOBY is a dynamic hands-on program designed to recognize and develop leadership potential in outstanding sophomores. Each year, every high school in the state is invited to nominate one to three students to attend the local seminar based upon that student’s leadership potential. HOBY provides a structured and intense setting for these outstanding students from across the state (called “ambassadors” at HOBY) to interact with recognized local, state and national leaders of business, government, education, media, the arts, and the non-profit sector.

Leadership seminars give ambassadors hands-on practice at being a leader through participation in leadership and team building activities, icebreakers, simulations, and motivational experiences. Students learn and acquire leadership skills that they can take back to their schools, communities, families, and peer groups.

If you believe you have the leadership potential and leadership experience here at FLHS, complete an application HOBY Application 2016-2017 or pick one up in Ms. Montorsi’s office and submit it to Ms. Montorsi—Director of Pupil Services and Counseling in Room 266—before Friday, October 28, 2016. A Faculty committee will review all applications, transcripts, and activities, select several students to interview, and will then select one or more to attend this seminar next spring.

Last year’s FLHS representatives—Caroline Donnelly (homeroom 316), Nicholas Fech (homeroom 276), Ishani Mehta (homeroom 181) and Grace Murphy (homeroom 181) will be happy to answer any questions about the seminar: all attended and had a great experience.