Local students attend leadership conference

English Valleys student Ella Coffman and Tri-County student Dillon Ehret's team created a city park and won for completing all of the goals associated with the project

Local area students Ella Coffman and Dillon Ehret recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth leadership (HOBY) seminar.


Founded in 1958,  when actor Hugh O'Brian returned from Africa highly inspired by his visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer, he established the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership to seek out and develop leadership potential in America's youth


Originally started in California, this leadership opportunity is for incoming high school junior students to help them develop and empower their highest potential.  Today there are over 100 sites throughout the United States, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica and the Bahamas.


Each year an approximate 14,000 students attend the conference inm which students are recruited by high school guidance counselors as well as principals. Students attend the three day conference which is filled with team building activities and speakers that talk to the young leaders.


“We had two speakers this year, one talked about dreams and how to be a young leader and the other talked about three ways to handle certain situations,” Ella Coffman, from English Valleys said.

Please view the June 21 edition of The News-Review for the full story.