Mr. Doug Peirick, Counselor, has announced that Chesni Jones, granddaughter of Lilburn Ray Hasty Jr., of New Haven, has been awarded the 2023 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. Chesni will be invited to the Missouri seminar to be held in the summer of 2024. 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. Chesni was chosen by her teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities.
Chesni is a member of student council and Future Teachers of America (FTA). She has been on the volleyball team, basketball team and was a member of the track and field team. Chesni is the president of the Class of 2026, and president of the FTA. She has been on the high honor roll both semester of high school and is the Student Council Historian. Chesni works approximately 16 hours a week outside of school and is active in several community service activities.
Chesni plans to attend college after high school and major in Education.
The New Haven Lions Club, as they have done for several years, is supporting the students at New Haven High School by covering the cost of the HOBY seminar.