Holliman, Rizk chosen to represent St. Patrick at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

BILOXI, Miss.- Congratulations to Evan Holliman and Gabrielle Rizk on being selected to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Millsaps College June 3-5, 2021. Holliman and Rizk were chosen to represent St. Patrick by a panel of teachers and through penning an essay about how they have demonstrated leadership qualities in their 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. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, more than 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.


St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.