St. Patrick Catholic High School Sophomore Alaina Olsen has been chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Millsaps College June 1-3, 2017. Olsen was chosen to represent the School by a panel of teachers and through penning an essay about how she has demonstrated leadership qualities in her school community.
HOBY was founded in 1958 and its mission is to inspire and develop the 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. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.
Olsen is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council and Youth Legislature. On her selection, Olsen says, “I am honored to have been selected as the 2017-18 Hugh O’Brian Essay Contest Winner! I am looking forward to the conference in June, and I hope to make new friends as I strengthen my skills in leadership, communication, organization and service. I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity!”
Alternates for HOBY include Emma Bruffey, Meredith Collins, Teal Salloum and Clayton Stoddard.