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 2017. 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. Joseph was chosen by his teachers because of his leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities.
Joseph is active in cross country, basketball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, and Student Council. He has been on the high honor roll both semesters of his high school career. He is a member of the Academic All Conference Team in cross country and track, All State in cross country, Sophomore Class President, and the KLPW and Missourian Athlete of the Week this season during cross country. Joseph also participates in the FBLA sponsored community service activities and is active in his church youth group.
Joseph is undecided on where he plans to go to college, but is planning to study Mechanical Engineering.
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.