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Headed For HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership)

The ConVal Regional High School Counseling Department has announced that sophomores Haley Davis, Liam Gilligan, and Elizabeth Guptill were selected to represent ConVal at the 2018 Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference in May. The HOBY Conference is a weekend-long program held at the St. Methodios Center in Contoocook, and will host sophomore student leaders from across New Hampshire.

Davis, Gilligan, and Guptill were three of twenty-five sophomores nominated by school staff for the conference.  Twelve candidates were interviewed by the committee.

Haley Davis is the daughter of Jeff and Ronda Davis of Antrim. She is a member of the varsity volleyball team and earned an award for as a JV player last year. Davis is also a member of the ConVal unified basketball team.

Liam Gilligan is the son of Terry and Kimberly Gilligan of Dublin. He is a member of the ConVal baseball and cross country teams, and is currently a member of the Student Athletic Leadership Team. He is the recipient of the Dick Beardsley Award for cross country and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce ACE Award. Outside of ConVal, Gilligan is a National Ski Patrol Member, referee for youth basketball and umpire for youth baseball.

Elizabeth Guptill is the daughter of Michael and Miranda Quinn of Peterborough. She is co-captain of the ConVal volleyball team and a drum major for the CVHS marching band. Guptill also participates in managing stage productions for the drama department.

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, one male and one female student 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.