HOBY is an international organization that promotes leadership skills and networking in high school sophomores. Our vision is to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership. HOBY’s success is the direct result of its 4,000 national volunteers who plan and execute its programs.
Each year, Norwich Tech reviews faculty and staff selected sophomore nominees to choose a HOBY Ambassador and an alternate. All nominees possess superior leadership potential. The Ambassador qualifies for a three-day series of workshops with business and industry leaders, which is sponsored by the Norwich Tech PFO. They also get to network with students from across the state.
In the fall of 2016, Norwich Tech faculty was asked to nominate 10th grade students that displayed leadership potential, to be invited to participate in an opportunity to become the Norwich Tech Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Ambassador. After being nominated, students were given the choice to write an essay to be scored to select the ambassador. The Norwich Tech HOBY Ambassador will attend a weekend leadership conference in the spring paid for by the Norwich Tech Parent Faculty Organization.
ADVISORS: Krys Konow, Ed Hogan
The following students were recognized as Norwich Tech HOBY Nominees: John Coleman, Stephanie Rivera, Nathanael Padgett, Madison Webb, Edgardo Cruz, Julia Robert, Riley Riewerts, Marissa Madera, Ashlee Cardin, Alea Thigpen
Marissa Madera was selected as the Norwich Tech HOBY Alternate Ambassador
Nathanael Padgett was selected as the Norwich Tech HOBY Ambassador
All wrote impressive essay and should be proud of their recognition as young leaders.
Past HOBY Ambassadors:
1990 Ambassador: Brian Cubanski
1991 Ambassador: Erin Rowland
1994 Ambassador: Jacob Cohen
1995 Ambassador: Rebecca Clough
1996 Ambassador: Allen Thibodeau
1997 Ambassador: Norman Schaller
1998 Ambassador: Michael S. Gagnon
1999 Ambassador: Daniel P. Liebal, Jr.
2000 Ambassador: Joseph O’Brien
2001 Ambassador: Zeb Gillette
2002 Ambassador: Brent Fitzgerald
2003 Ambassador: Meredith Allen
2004 Ambassador: Alysia Jarmon
2005 Ambassador: Jacob Bozum
2006 Ambassador: Mason Smith
2007 Ambassador: Shea Ryan
2008 Ambassador: Kayla Miner
2009 Ambassador: Amanda Smith
2010 Ambassador: Carolann Terry
2011 Ambassador: Morgan Deschamps
2012 Ambassador: Ian Proctor
2013 Ambassador: Gabrielle LaFlesh
2014 Ambassador: Monica Haight
2015 Ambassador: Nate Perdomo
2016 Ambassador: Erin McBride
2017 Ambassador: Nathanael Padgett
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