Ryan Winters, representing the New Haven Lion's Club, is shown at the left presenting Emma with the check to cover the cost of the seminar.
Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores--tomorrow's leaders--participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States. Emma will be invited to the Missouri seminar to be held in the summer of 2016. 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. Emma was chosen by her teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities.
Emma plays volleyball, basketball, and runs track. She is a member FBLA, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and FCCLA. She has been on the high honor roll both semesters of her high school career, an FBLA state finalist, 2nd team all conference in track, has earned the President’s Physical Fitness Award, and a member of the 2015 Academic All Conference Volleyball Team. Emma was also voted to the 1st Team All District Volleyball Team. She also participates in the FBLA sponsored community service activities along with many other community service projects.
Emma plans to attend the University of Missouri – Columbia and major in Biology/Pre-Med studies.
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.