Florida Preparatory Academy has a rich history of enrolling students from countries all over the world, creating a global atmosphere that fosters a tremendous learning experience for our students. Occasionally we have a local student whose knowledge and experience of the world was a part of their life before coming to the Academy. This is the case with current Senior Class President, Lenny Rebeix.
Lenny was born in Florida but before coming to Florida Prep in the 6th grade, he lived for a year in Bourges, France, and for six years in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was six years old when the family moved to France however the adjustment was eased by the fact that he was already fluent in French.
Now in his seventh year at Florida Prep, Lenny has applied to and received acceptances from several outstanding colleges with plans to major in business. He has already begun his collegiate journey by taking several dual enrollment classes at Eastern Florida State College and earning credits in Advanced Placement. Lenny is one of the top students in his class, so we are confident of his success in college.
Part of his experience here at Florida Prep includes being an active member of our AFJROTC program for two years. Lenny is a Cadet Colonel and is the Wing Commander. Lt. Col. Dean Fitzgerald speaks very highly of Lenny, mentioning that “It is pretty unusual for someone who has only been in the program for two years to be the Commander, but Lenny showed tremendous leadership. He was the commander during the recent Air Force Headquarters inspection which resulted in a passed inspection!” He has really stepped up and proven himself capable of handling extra responsibilities and being a role model for his peers.
When Lenny isn't doing school work, he spends his free time closely following several team sports, especially football and basketball. Both of these are sports he played previously, along with soccer and competitive swimming. Other than sports, Lenny enjoys playing chess and other games.
When Lenny graduates, the Rebeix family will still be a part of the Florida Prep family. Lenny's sister, Jessie, is currently in her sophomore year at the school. We are very fortunate to have both of these students at the Academy and are proud to watch them grow.