Honoring Outstanding Personal Excellence

Since 1996, the Foundation has recognized students who display exceptional attitudes and actions, inspire others and make their schools and communities better places with HOPE Awards. Each elementary and secondary school in the LPS family nominates a recipient for the Personal Initiative, Courage and Humanitarian awards, and secondary schools also select recipients for the Integrity and Community Service awards. 

The 23rd HOPE Awards will be February 26, 2019 (elementary) and February 28, 2019 (secondary). Both will be at Heritage Middle School. Join us for an inspiring evening!

HOPE Award Categories


  • Motivated to do personal best at all times
  • Demonstrated perseverance in reaching a goal to improve in a subject area/behavior
  • Displays high level of respect for self and others


  • Met a significant challenge during the school year
  • Attended school regularly and achieved personal success
  • Maintained a positive attitude during a difficult time


  • Demonstrates compassion, care and kindness to others
  • Sees the needs of others and tries to meet those needs
  • Displays a selfless attitude by putting others before self


  • Behaves as a positive role model for other students through attitudes and actions
  • Concerned for the success of school groups and events rather than personal recognition
  • Acts honorably and honestly toward fellow students and staff 


  • Devotes time, leadership and commitment to an organization
  • Actively involved in making the world a better place through service
  • Encourages others to participate in community service/charitable organizations


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