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HOBY program planned in June

The 2014 North Dakota Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar will take place June 13-15 at Bismarck State College in Bismarck. The seminar gives high school sophomores an opportunity to interact with leaders in business, education, media, government and volunteerism over the three-day seminar.

Students will have a chance to meet other young leaders from around the state and discuss topics that affect them. The state seminar is planned by local volunteers.

HOBY helps students develop their leadership potential so they can go back to their schools and communities to make a positive impact. HOBY is an international program with seminars in all 50 states and in many countries around the world.

Students who attend HOBY seminars can become part of the HOBY Alumni Association, which gives them lifelong access to leadership opportunities, including increased eligibility for scholarships and internships.

Two students from the North Dakota seminar will receive spots at this year’s HOBY World Leadership Congress, a weeklong conference in Chicago that brings students from around the world together with U.S. leaders for an educational and leadership experience.

The total cost for a student to attend a local HOBY Leadership seminar is $325. Local volunteers raise $175 per student. The remaining $150 can be paid by schools, community sponsorships or parents. Space is limited, and scholarships are still available.

If anyone knows a sophomore in the community with leadership potential who would like to attend the North Dakota HOBY seminar, contact Rose Santini, leadership seminar chair, at For more information, visit www.hoby. org and