Interested sophomores will have an opportunity to learn more about the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference at an informational meeting on during seminar on Friday, Dec. 1 in room 103.
HOBY is an organization that hosts 70 separate leadership seminars across the nation, exclusive to students coming out of their sophomore year. Kansas HOBY hosts their four-day leadership conference in the summer on the Kansas State University campus.
Those who attend the seminar will focus on honing leadership and communication skills through team-building exercises and discussions. The goal of the seminar is to provide students with skills needed to impact their communities in a positive fashion.
Among the core values of the organization are volunteerism, excellence, organizational integrity, diversity, innovative thinking, community partnership, and lifelong learning leadership opportunities. These values are explained more in-depth on the HOBY Kansas website.
Last year’s attendees, juniors Isabelle Braun and Connor Olson, will give a brief presentation about their HOBY experience at the meeting.
Two members of the current sophomore class—one boy and one girl—will be chosen to attend based on a written summary detailing why they feel they are deserving of the opportunity.
For further detail on the application process, attend the meeting on Friday in room 103.