attend HOBY seminar
Alex Richardson and Taylor Rieman recently attend the Idaho Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar. They joined more than 85 other young leaders representing high schools from throughout Idaho from June 8th to June 11th in Boise.
They represented Prairie High School and it is rare for two students to attend from the same high school. Alex is the daughter of Jerry and Janet Richardson and Taylor is the son of Michelle Byers. All are from Cottonwood.
HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide the youths a stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while broadening the understanding of their leadership potential and quest for self-development. HOBY leaders are also challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the Seminar.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by popular actor Hugh O’Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
“One of the things Schweitzer said to me was that the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves,” O’Brian said. “From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation’s youth.”
Further information about HOBY activities and sponsorship opportunities is available by calling Kevin Kluckholm at (208) 371-1669.