The ConVal Regional High School Counseling Department has announced that sophomores Henry Bernstein, Erich Clark, and Abigail Theberge were selected to represent ConVal at the 2019 Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference in May. The HOBY Conference is a weekend-long program held at the St. Anselm College and will host sophomore student leaders from across New Hampshire.
Bernstein, Clark, and Theberge were three of seventeen sophomores nominated by school staff for the conference. Fourteen candidates were interviewed by the committee.
Henry Bernstein is the son of Dr. David and Samantha Bernstein of Hancock. He is vice president of the German Club and a member of the Revolution Ethics Project and Ocean Bowl. Bernstein has represented ConVal as a member of our track and field and cross country teams.
Erich Clark is the son of Jeffrey and Casandra Clark of Peterborough. He is a member of the ConVal Student Council and represents ConVal as a member of our varsity football team and junior varsity basketball team. Clark is the recipient of both the Cougar Award for basketball and an NHIAA Sportsmanship Award.
Abby Theberge is the daughter of Timothy and Stacy Theberge of Hancock. She is the student advisor for the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center and an active member of ConVal’s select choir and girls a cappella. Theberge has participated in ConVal’s theatrical productions as well as the NHETG Festival and is a member of the International Thespian Society.
The seminar provides an opportunity for high school sophomores to recognize their potential talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders of the future. An estimated 7,500 sophomores attend the seminars in all 50 states and Canada each year. At the end of each seminar, a boy and a girl from each location are selected to attend the World Leadership Congress.
HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBYprograms provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.