Mr. Doug Peirick, Counselor, has announced that Caroline Otten, daughter of
Kerri and Peter Otten, of New Haven, has been awarded the 2018 Hugh
O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High
Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores--tomorrow's leaders--
participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States. Caroline
will be invited to the Missouri seminar to be held in the summer of 2019.
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. Caroline was chosen by her
teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and
participation in service activities.
Caroline is active in basketball, cross country, track and field, Future
Business Leaders of America, FCCLA, and the Conservation Club. She is the
President of her class, a member of student council, and a member of the
Academic All Conference Track Team. She is also active in the community.
She is a member of the New Haven 4-H Club, Trinity Lutheran Church Youth
Group, and rings the bell for the Salvation Army. Caroline also works part-
time outside of school.
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.