Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Webmaster: Kristie Hayes

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the weekly calendar

Main Navigation



Ajax Loading Image


HOBY Leadership Workshop

Skip image

Story image 1_0

Hoby Application


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 June 1-3, 2018, 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, February 1, 2018, and completed applications are due to Mrs. Hassler by Friday, February 9, 2018,  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


  • RSS Icon

Ponca School 505 3rd Street Ponca, NE  68770

402.755.5700 Fax: 402.755.5773

Sign up for the News Update.

Back To Top