HOBY Leadership Seminar – An Opportunity for Sophomores

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As a high school parent, I would like to let you know about a great opportunity for your child. Each year, Catholic High sends one sophomore as the Catholic High representative to the Louisiana Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar in Baton Rouge. This seminar is held in June on the LSU campus. This is a tremendous honor for the student chosen and as many former HOBY Ambassadors have said, it is a life-changing experience.
Please read the information listed below and encourage your child to sign up to be considered. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Adele Platt at aplatt@chspanthers.com.
Since 1958, more than 375,000 students have attended HOBY’s Leadership Seminars. What is Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership? (HOBY)
HOBY’s widely acclaimed international program began in 1958 when actor Hugh O’Brian returned from Africa, inspired by a nine-day visit spent working and talking with Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Soon after, Mr. O’Brian decided to make his own contribution to society by establishing HOBY. He chose youth leadership as the most promising enterprise that HOBY could promote. As one of the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organizations, HOBY is respected worldwide and recognized on college entrance applications. Through HOBY’s unique and highly interactive weekend programs, high school sophomores are introduced to distinguished leaders of the community from various sectors, such as business, technology, education, government, arts, science, media, and non-profit. Through intense but informal panel discussions, HOBY participants get a realistic look at their nation, its people, and their own role in the world community.

Through HOBY’s unique and highly interactive weekend programs, high school sophomores are introduced to distinguished leaders of the community from various sectors, such as business, technology, education, government, arts, science, media, and non-profit. Through intense but informal panel discussions, HOBY participants get a realistic look at their nation, its people, and their own role in the world community.

A HOBY Ambassador should have outstanding oral and written communication skills, a sensitivity to the needs of others, a charismatic personality, courage to speak for one’s beliefs, and participation in community service activities.

The HOBY seminar is held in June on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. To find out more, visit www.hoby.org/students

How students sign up:

  1. Write an essay describing the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a
    leader in your school and community. The essay should be no more than 200 words and
    it must be typed in size 12 font and double-spaced.
  2. Essays are due by noon on Friday, September 29, 2017. Essays may be emailed directly to Mrs. Adele Platt (aplatt@chspanthers.com) or shared with her via Google Docs.
  3. The Awards Committee will conduct individual interviews with the applicants after school
    on Monday October 2nd. Mrs. Adele will email the applicants with the interview schedule.
    During the interview process you will be asked questions about your leadership
    experiences at Catholic High and in the community.
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