Five Norwich Students Selected For Leadership Conference

By: Zachary Meseck

Five Norwich students selected for leadership conference (Submitted Photos)

NORWICH – Five students have been selected to represent the Norwich High School in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference this year with the hopes of pushing students towards becoming leaders.

According to Norwich High School Counselor Tracy Maynard, the conference takes place in the spring - generally at the end of May, and there is a chance the next conference will be held virtually due to the coronavirus.

Maynard said Alexandria Fink, Elspeth Hunter, Isabella Natoli, Meadow Rosenthal, and Halie Rotundo have been selected to represent Norwich High School at the conference. She said the five students will join a select group of sophomore leaders from schools covering 16 counties in Central New York.

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“The conference takes place at a college and students stay for about three days,” said Maynard. “Depending on COVID, this year’s conference might be virtual.”

Maynard said students who wish to take part in the conference apply by writing an essay describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in their school and community.

“HOBY has worked diligently at helping young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change in the home, school, workplace, and community,” she said. “Through HOBY’s unique and highly interactive weekend programs, students are introduced to distinguished leaders of the community.”

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