Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.
HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.
Emma White, a sophomore Mintz Christian Academy student, has been chosen as the HOBY Leadership Award Recipient for the 2017-18 school year. Sophomores were challenged to write an essay describing the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader in their school and community. Those anonymous essays were then judged by high school staff and the principal, Dr. William Warren. Now White will have the opportunity to attend a three-day seminar with other sophomores from across the state at N.C. State this summer and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in her state, and explore her own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in her community.