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Ponca School Sophomore Parents:  Great Leadership Opportunity for your Son or Daughter

It is time for Ponca School to nominate two outstanding sophomore leaders to participate in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Workshop scheduled for May 31 - June 2, 2019, at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

As the nation's foremost youth leadership development organization — with more than 345,000 alumni — HOBY invites schools from every state in the nation to select a young student (sophomore) to attend a three-day interactive conference on leadership.  During the conference students are introduced to distinguished leaders of business, technology, education, arts, science, media, and non-profit. HOBY participants enhance their leadership skills and discover that they are not alone in their desire to lead and to make their schools and communities better places.

Ponca High School sophomores are indeed fortunate as the participation in the conference is sponsored by the Bank of Dixon County.  The BDC pays the $620 registration fee and also provides $50 to help defray travel expenses to the conference.

All sophomores are given an application to complete.  Those students who return the completed application by the deadline are eligible for selection.  A panel of P.H.S. teachers review and score the applications. The applicant with the highest score is nominated to attend the conference.  Ponca School can select the nominee and one alternate.

Ponca sophomores will receive the applications on Thursday, January 17, 2019, and completed applications are due to Mrs. Hassler by Friday, February 1, 2019,  at 3:45 P.M.  Late applications will not be accepted. Parents please encourage your son or daughter to apply for this great leadership opportunity.

Reference Website:      www.hoby.org


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Students: Mr. Jody Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (jodyphillips@poncaschool.org).

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