Mr. Doug Peirick, Counselor, has announced that Jay Eichelberger, son of Jim and Gia Eichelberger of New Haven, has been awarded the 2017 Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High School.
Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores--tomorrow's leaders--participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States. Joseph will be invited to the Missouri seminar to be held in the summer of 2018. This all expense paid state seminar will bring together a select group of high school sophomores with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future issues in America's incentive system and the democratic process. During the state seminar, two participants will be chosen to attend the HOBY World Leadership Congress to be held next July.
All sophomores were eligible for nomination. Jay was chosen by his teachers because of his leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities.
Jay is active in basketball, baseball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Conservation Club. He is the President of his class, has received the Academic Activity Award his freshman year, made the Four Rivers Academic All Conference Baseball team his freshman year and went to FBLA State competition for Intro to Business his freshman year. He has been on the high honor roll both semesters of his high school career. Jay also participate in community services activities through the organizations he is involved with. He works at his church picnics, has volunteer at the Friendship Plate and also in Drive-by Raking.
The New Haven Lions Club, as they have done for the last several years, is supporting the students at New Haven High School by covering the cost of the HOBY seminar.