The 2019 Ohio Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar will take place June 6th through the 9th at Marietta College. The seminar gives high school sophomores from all over the state of Ohio an opportunity to interact with leaders in business, education, media, government and volunteerism over the four-day seminar.
Students interested in attending were given a prompt, “In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community”, and asked to write an essay. The top 3 essays were chosen from numerous entries and then participated in individual interviews. The top 3 essay winners were: Greta Hibbard, Julia Weber, and Cassie Nalazek.
We are excited to congratulate this year’s HOBY winner and Athens High School ambassador for the conference, Julia Weber!
For more than 50 years, HOBY has been known as the country’s top youth leadership development organization. Founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential so they can make a lasting, positive impact in their homes, schools and communities.
The program’s core values are volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity and community partnership, all of which students experienced during the seminar.