PRESENTS - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar June 6 - 9, 2019 Marietta College Marietta, Ohio - HOBY Ohio South

PRESENTS - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar June 6 - 9, 2019 Marietta College Marietta, Ohio - HOBY Ohio South

     Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
   2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar
June 6 – 9, 2019 • Marietta College • Marietta, Ohio
                      SPONSORED BY
PRESENTS - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar June 6 - 9, 2019 Marietta College Marietta, Ohio - HOBY Ohio South
On behalf of our entire HOBY Ohio South Seminar
Core Team and Corporate Board, we are honored to
welcome you to our annual Leadership Seminar!
    Our dedicated, all-volunteer staff has spent the past year planning,
fundraising, and training to create an experience that we hope you
remember and treasure for the rest of your life. Our goal is to help you
realize your own leadership potential by exposing you to new ideas, helping
you step outside your own experiences, and leading you through our
rigorous leadership development curriculum. Above all, we strive to teach
you how to think, not what to think.
                                                                                Rachel Foltz Nash and
    You were selected as a HOBY Ambassador because others in your life          Jacob Manser
see something special in you. They recognize you as a natural leader, and       HOBY Ohio South
we will treat you as such. We won’t lead you to conclusions or force you        Seminar Chairs
to participate. We will encourage you to challenge your own beliefs and
opinions by exposing you to those of others – both your fellow ambassadors
and a diverse group of outside speakers. We hope you take full advantage of this opportunity to learn, question
yourself and others, leave your comfort zone, and grow as a leader. Ask questions. Debate with your fellow
ambassadors. Challenge the speakers. However you choose to engage, your HOBY experience will be what you
make it – step up and lead!

   Over the years, our seminar has helped thousands of young Ohioans realize their full leadership potential
and create enormous, lasting change in their communities. We hope that after this weekend, you’ll return to
your community equipped with a knowledge of your own ability and a keen sense of leading for the future. Your
experience at HOBY is a product of those who have come before you and volunteered countless hours toward this
year’s seminar. We hope that when you leave us as a HOBY alumnus, you’ll use your time and talent to give back to
the future generations of leaders who will follow in your footsteps.

     Finally, we ask you to trust us. Whatever your comfort zone, limits, or set-in-stone opinions; whether you’re way
too cool to do the Wiggalo or think you’re too shy to ask a question in front of your fellow ambassadors; we hope
you’ll suspend those notions for just 72 hours. Open your minds to new ideas. Take risks. Be open to the prospect of
failure – after all, isn’t that the best way to learn? We promise that if you fall, we will catch you. If you open yourself
to new experiences, you just might find something extraordinary within.

    Welcome to HOBY Ohio South. We’ve done our very best to plan a life-changing weekend for you. We hope you
learn, grow, make lifelong friends, and have the time of your life.

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DEDICATED TO                                                                                                                                                                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
                Josh Shearer                                                                                                                                 ABOUT HOBY
                                                                                                                                                              HOBY Mission, Vision, and Core Values ..........................4 – 5
                                                                                                                                                              Hugh O’Brian (1925 – 2016)....................................................... 6 – 8
   HOBY Ohio South is honored to dedicate our 2019
program to Josh Shearer.                                                                                                                                      HOBY Youth Leadership: His Lasting Legacy	�������������������� 9
                                                                                                                                                              The HOBY Story..................................................................................... 10
    Josh attended HOBY as an ambassador in 2002.                                                                                                              Cooperating Organizations............................................................11
Since then, he has volunteered with numerous HOBY
programs and sites. In his nearly 20 years volunteering                                                                                                      THE SEMINAR
for HOBY Ohio South, Josh has served as Leadership                                                                                                            Welcome to Marietta College..............................................12 – 13
Seminar Chairperson, Director of Operations, Director                                                                                                         Letters from Ohio Leaders.................................................... 14 – 15
of Public Relations, and Alumni Advisor. In addition,                                                                                                         Seminar Curriculum................................................................. 16 – 17
Josh has volunteered with HOBY Ohio Southwest and                                                                                                             Selection Process and Seminar Mission	������������������������������17
HOBY Wisconsin. Josh also volunteered with HOBY’s                                                                                                             Schedule of Events.................................................................... 18 – 19
national program, the World Leadership Congress                                                                                                               Featured Guest Speakers.................................................... 20 – 23
(WLC), and served as a Regional Program Director. He                                                                                                          Student Ambassadors and Schools............................. 26 – 29
was one of the originating volunteers for the HOBY                                                                                                            Donors and Sponsors....................................................................... 30
Advanced Leadership Academy.                                                                                                                                  All-Volunteer Seminar Staff...........................................................31
                                                                                                                                                              About HOBY Ohio South......................................................32 – 33
     Josh works tirelessly to ensure our seminars run
smoothly behind the scenes, often without thanks or                                                                                                          LIFE AFTER HOBY
reward. He thinks of others before himself and is always                                                                                                       Now You’re a HOBY Alumnus.................................................... 34
willing to help at the last minute. Josh is often the last                                                                                                     Leadership for Service......................................................................35
person out of the operations room in the evening and                                                                                                           World Leadership Congress.........................................................35
then the first person up for the morning coffee run. He                                                                                                        Community Leadership Workshops.......................................36
is truly the “secret agent” of HOBY, and we couldn’t be
more grateful for his work.                                                                                                                                  FINAL THOUGHTS
                                                                                                    HOBY Ohio South 2018 Youth Leadership
                                                                                                    Seminar: Survivor – Empower. Lead. Excel.                  A Note of Thanks..................................................................................39
                                                                                                                                                               Hugh O’Brian: The Freedom to Choose	������������������������������39

“      Josh Shearer is one of the most dedicated HOBY staff members
       you’ll ever meet. Even his license plate – ‘HOBY GUY’ – says
       it all! He’s served in almost every position you could have at
                                                                                                    Stay connected after the seminar
                                                                                                                                                             Editor’s Note: Throughout this publication, you’ll see a
                                                                                                                                                             year in parentheses after many names. This indicates
                                                                                                                                                             the year this volunteer or supporter attended a HOBY
                                                                                                                                                             Leadership Seminar as an Ambassador.
       HOBY; working tirelessly each time to execute flawlessly and
       with a heart of gold. We are so lucky to have Josh as our ‘secret                                  @HOBY_OHS
                                                                                                                                                                          GET INVOLVED WITH HOBY OHIO SOUTH
       agent’ serving HOBY Ohio South over these 20 years.”                                                                                        For more information, contact:
                                                                                                                                                                          Rachel Foltz Nash and Jacob Manser
                                                                   KATE RECHTSTEINER (1997)                                                                               Seminar Chairpersons
                                                             HOBY Ohio South Alumna and Volunteer         HOBY_OHS              
                                                                                                                                                                          (740) 500-HOBY

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                                                                              Vision                                     Our Core Values
                                                                               To motivate and empower individuals                          Volunteerism is the heart and soul of our organization. We appreciate the myriad
            What was your                                                      to make a positive difference
                                                                               within our global society, through
                                                                                                                                            contributions of our volunteers and recognize the power of thank you and of
                                                                                                                                            giving back. We seek to promote and encourage service among our stakeholders.
                                                                                                                             VOLUNTEERISM   We recognize and value the positive accomplishments that volunteers can
            first job?                                                         understanding and action, based
                                                                               on effective and compassionate
                                                                                                                                            achieve by working together. We believe that volunteers are positively impacted
                                                                                                                                            by our programs as much as the youth and communities we serve.

            Ours was finding work for soldiers as they                                                                                      Integrity forms the foundation of our organization. We demand the
            returned home from World War II. And, we’ve been                                                                                highest level of ethics. We grow our organization based on interactions
            the employment experts ever since. Today, we                                                                                    that promote mutual trust and respect with our stakeholders and partners.
            connect top talent with opportunities at the best                                                                               We strive to ensure the highest level of organizational effectiveness by
            employers throughout Central Ohio.                                                                                              continually reviewing our programs and processes to improve quality and
                                                                               To inspire and develop our global
            Search and apply for jobs anytime at
                                                   community of youth and volunteers to
                                                                               a life dedicated to leadership, service
                                                                                                                                            We strive to continually raise our programs and business to new levels of
                                                                               and innovation.                                              excellence. We encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in business,
                                                                                                                              EXCELLENCE    education, and social responsibility. We develop creative solutions to
                                                                                                                                            address challenges and to utilize opportunities. We believe that leadership
                                                                                                                                            skills can and should be continually improved and refined.

                                                                                                                                            We value and embrace diversity. We seek out views that reflect all walks of
                                                                                                                                            life and reflect those views in our programs. We are sensitive to the special
                                                                                                                                            needs and diverse backgrounds of individuals. We give all individuals an
                                                                                                                                            equal opportunity to be heard and to benefit from our programs.

                                                                                                                                            We value community partnerships. We recognize the importance of
                                                                                                                                            working with community organizations to strengthen our supportive
                                                                                                                                            network. We value the input we receive from our community partners and
                                                                                                                                            strive to work together cooperatively and constructively for the betterment
                                                                                                                                            of all.

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HUGH O’BRIAN                                           chosen to portray the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp
                                                                                                                         on TV. Shortly after the series debuted in 1955 as the
                                                                                                                                                                                       HOBY style programs are conducted in Mexico, Israel
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Hong Kong. More than 10,000 “outstanding” high

                                              Visionary. Legendary
                                                                                                                         “first adult western,” it became the top-rated show on        school sophomores, selected to represent almost
                                                                                                                         TV, and Mr. O’Brian became a much-discussed talent.           as many schools, will attend these three- to four-
                                                                                                                         During its seven-year run, Wyatt Earp always placed           day educational seminars. All HOBY programs are
                                                                                                                         in the top ten TV shows in the nation. From 1972 to           coordinated by volunteers. Service organizations

                                                                                                                         1973 he starred in the TV series Search. Mr. O’Brian          such as Lions Clubs International, Jaycees, Kiwanis,
                                                                                                                         starred on Broadway in Destry Rides Again, First Love,        General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the National
                                                                                                                         and a revival of Guys and Dolls. He also starred in the       Management Association, and Optimists are the
                                                                                                                         national company of Cactus Flower, The Odd Couple,            backbone of this volunteer effort. Mr. O’Brian himself
                                                                                                                         The Tender Trap, A Thousand Clowns, and Plaza Suite.          set the example by donating 70 hours a week or more
                                                                                                                         He has been a guest on numerous television and radio          to HOBY.
                                                                                                                         shows including The Today Show, Larry King Live,
                                                                                                                         The Jim Bohanan Show, Charlie Rose’s Nightwatch,                   One boy and one girl from each local HOBY
    Motion picture and television star Hugh O’Brian          a coveted Fleet appointment to the Naval Academy.                                                                         Leadership Seminar each spring are awarded
                                                                                                                         and The Pat Sajak Show. More recent credits include
mastered his craft across the entire spectrum of show        After passing the entrance exams, he declined the                                                                         confirmed space to represent their state at HOBY’s
                                                                                                                         The Shootist, Killer Force, Game of Death, Twins, and
business. But with all his success, he never lost sight      appointment, intending to enroll at Yale to study law.                                                                    week-long World Leadership Congress (WLC), which
                                                                                                                         numerous appearances on Fantasy Island, Love Boat,
of his civic and philanthropic responsibilities that his                                                                                                                               is held annually in the summer in Chicago (formerly
                                                                 After serving four years and receiving his honorable    Paradise, Gunsmoke II, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law,
chosen field offered to those who chose to use their                                                                                                                                   Washington, DC). In addition, outstanding tenth
                                                             discharge from the Marine Corps, Mr. O’Brian went to        a Kenny Rogers Gambler IV movie The Luck of the
popularity to motivate others for a worthy cause. He                                                                                                                                   graders from other countries around the world are
                                                             Los Angeles, where he planned to earn money for his         Draw: The Gambler Returns, and Wyatt Earp: Return to
reinvested his good fortune in many ways to help                                                                                                                                       chosen to attend the annual HOBY WLC program. The
                                                             Yale tuition. He met Ruth Roman and Linda Christian,        Tombstone.
others, working tirelessly to develop projects to benefit                                                                                                                              cultural differences that exist between countries of
young people.                                                very successful actresses at the time, who introduced
                                                                                                                             In 1958, Mr. O’Brian was privileged to spend              the world are explored in friendship by the American
                                                             him to a little theater group. When a leading man
                                                                                                                         nine inspirational days with the great humanitarian           sophomores and their international counterparts. This
    Hugh founded Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership               became ill, Mr. O’Brian agreed to substitute. Originally,
                                                                                                                         Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his clinic in Africa. Dr.            HOBY experience is truly an inspirational event of a
(HOBY) in 1958 to seek out, recognize, and develop           he felt the experience might be helpful in his legal
                                                                                                                         Schweitzer’s strong belief that “the most important           lifetime for these future leaders.
leadership potential in high school sophomores. In           career; however, he got such good reviews in Somerset
                                                                                                                         thing in education is to teach young people to think for
1964, he set up the Hugh O’Brian Acting Awards at            Maugham’s play Home and Beauty that he decided                                                                                 In 1972, Mr. O’Brian was awarded one of the nation’s
                                                                                                                         themselves” impressed O’Brian. Upon his return to the
UCLA, designed to bring recognition to the outstanding       to enroll at UCLA and continue his little theater                                                                         highest honors, the Freedom through Knowledge
                                                                                                                         United States, he put Schweitzer’s words into action
young actors and actresses at the University, which was      appearances as an avocation while continuing his                                                                          Award, sponsored by the National Space Club in
                                                                                                                         by forming Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY),
held annually for 25 years.                                  quest for a college education. About a year later,                                                                        association with NASA. In 1973, he was honored by the
                                                                                                                         a non-profit organization. Its format for motivation is
                                                             Ida Lupino saw one of his performances and signed                                                                         American Academy of Achievement. In 1974, he was
    Born in Rochester, New York, Mr. O’Brian’s                                                                           simple: bring a select group of high school sophomores
                                                             him to portray his first starring role in the film Young                                                                  awarded the George Washington Honor Medal, the
introduction to diversification came early. He attended                                                                  with demonstrated leadership abilities together with a
                                                             Lovers, which Ms. Lupino directed. This brought him                                                                       highest award of the Freedom Foundation at Valley
school at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois                                                                    group of distinguished leaders in business, education,
                                                             a contract with Universal Studios. During his first year                                                                  Forge, as well as the Globe and Anchor Award from
and Kemper Military School in Booneville, Missouri.                                                                      government, and the professions; and let the two
                                                             under contract, he enrolled at Los Angeles City College                                                                   the Marine Corps. In 1976, the Veterans of Foreign Wars
In high school, his sports activities were diversified                                                                   interact. Using a question-and-answer format, the
                                                             and managed to amass 17 college credits in addition to                                                                    honored him with an award. He is the recipient of the
among football, basketball, wrestling, and track; and                                                                    young people selected to attend a HOBY Leadership
                                                             making five pictures at Universal.                                                                                        AMVETS Silver Helmet Award, and in 1983, the National
he won letters in all four sports. After a semester at the                                                               Seminar held each spring or summer in their state get
                                                                                                                         a realistic look at what it takes to be a true leader, thus   Society of Fund Raising Executives honored him with
University of Cincinnati with studies charted toward             Mr. O’Brian left Universal after three years to guest
                                                                                                                         better enabling them to think for themselves.                 their premier award for overall philanthropic excellence
a law career, Mr. O’Brian, at 17, enlisted in the Marine     star in numerous television shows and such films as
                                                                                                                                                                                       as a volunteer, fund raiser, and philanthropist. This is
Corps. He became the youngest drill instructor in the        Broken Lance and No Business Like Show Business.
                                                                                                                             HOBY Leadership Seminars take place in all 50             the only time one individual has received the award in
Corps’ history and during his four-year service won          The “big break” in his career came when he was
                                                                                                                         states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and Canada.              all three categories. (Continued on page 8)

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HUGH O’BRIAN                                                                                                         HUGH O’BRIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP

                                                                                                                         His lasting legacy
(1925 – 2016)
Notre Dame honored him with the first Pat O’Brian         Meritorious Public Service Citation. He was also one
Memorial Award in 1984. That same year, the Family        of the recipients of the National Ethnic Coalition Of
Counseling Service honored Mr. O’Brian with its first     Organizations Foundation (NECO) Ellis Island Medal of                                                                          Today, HOBY offers multiple leadership
National Family of Man award.                             Honor in the year 2000. In March, 2002, he received the                                                                   development programs for high school students
                                                          Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given                                                                      based on the Social Change Model of Leadership
    In 1989, he received the 60th Annual American         from the National Association of Secondary School              In 1958, Mr. O’Brian was privileged to spend nine          and incorporating community service. Community
Education Award presented by the American                 Principals (NASSP); and in July of 2002, he received the   inspirational days with the great humanitarian and             Leadership Workshops (CLeWs) are held each year
Association of School Administrators. This award is the   Humanitarian Award from Lions Clubs International,         1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer            locally for freshmen. HOBY State Leadership Seminars
oldest and most prestigious award that the education      the highest honor granted by the organization. With        at his clinic in Africa. Dr. Schweitzer’s strong belief that   for sophomores are held throughout the United States
profession bestows. Mr. O’Brian joins Norman Rockwell,    the Lions Clubs award came a prize of $200,000, which      “the most important thing in education is to teach             every spring. The World Leadership Congress (WLC) for
Lyndon Johnson, Helen Keller, Walt Disney, and Bob        Hugh generously donated back to HOBY.                      young people to think for themselves” impressed                rising juniors is held each summer in July at a major
Hope as a recipient of this most significant award. On
                                                                                                                     O’Brian. Upon his return to the United States, he              university in the U.S. and invites students from around
June 2, 1990, the Los Angeles Business Council awarded        Mr. O’Brian has been awarded honorary degrees
                                                                                                                     put Schweitzer’s words into action by forming Hugh             the world to participate. HOBY style programs are also
Mr. O’Brian its 6th Lifetime Achievement Award in         by several prestigious institutions of higher learning.
                                                                                                                     O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), a non-profit                  conducted in Canada, China, South Korea, Hong Kong,
recognition of outstanding achievement, working           He has received honorary Doctorates of Humane
                                                                                                                     organization. Its format for motivation was simple:            Iraq, Mexico, the Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda,
within the framework of the American Free Enterprise      Letters from Saint Mary of the Plains College in Kansas;
                                                                                                                     bring a select group of high school sophomores with            and the United Kingdom. The cultural differences
System. In 1992, Mr. O’Brian was inducted into the        Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania; Bloomsburg
                                                                                                                     demonstrated leadership abilities together with a              that exist between countries of the world are explored
Great Western Performers Hall of Fame, and in 1993,       University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; and Green
                                                                                                                     group of distinguished leaders in business, education,         in friendship by the American students and their
Mr. O’Brian was awarded the Lifetime Achievement          Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont; as well as an
                                                                                                                     government, and the professions, and let the two               international counterparts when they come together at
Award from the Franklin Mint. Mr. O’Brian was also        honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Saint John’s
                                                                                                                     interact. Using a question-and-answer format, the              the WLC. The HOBY experience is truly an inspirational
awarded the Freedoms Foundation’s Private Enterprise      University in New York. In the summer of 1987, Mr.
                                                                                                                     young people selected to attend a HOBY Leadership              event of a lifetime for student leaders. HOBY boasts
Exemplar medal in 1994, the American Celtic Globe         O’Brian was presented with an honorary Doctor of
                                                                                                                     Seminar held each spring in their state get a realistic        more than 500,000 alumni worldwide. Its alumni
Humanitarian Award from the Ireland Chamber of            Public Services degree from the University of Denver.
                                                                                                                     look at what it takes to be a true leader, thus better         programs include international tour and service trips
Commerce and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA, Int.)          Each university honored Mr. O’Brian for the outstanding
                                                                                                                     enabling them “to think for themselves.”                       for high school and college students.
Vision Award in 1995, and the KNX News Radio Man of       work he has undertaken on behalf of youth throughout
the Year Award and the Central City Association of Los    America and the world.
Angeles’ Treasures of Los Angeles Award in 1997. In
1998, Mr. O’Brian was given the highest civilian honor       Mr. O’Brian died September 5, 2016 at the
                                                          age of 91.                                                 Each program year, Mr. O’Brian wrote this message to the current year’s ambassadors and we pass it on to all of you.
from the United States Department of the Navy, the

                                                                                                                     “      I don’t have any children of my own, but I’ve got a
                                                                                                                            couple of hundred thousand like you out there who I’m
                                                                                                                            proud to call my family. So, shine bright my friends; you
                                                                                                                            are all my tomorrows, and the future is yours to make
                                                                                                                            outstanding!! I wish you love and Godspeed!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HUGH O’BRIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1925 – 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                   HOBY Ohio South 2018 Youth Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                   Seminar: Survivor – Empower. Lead. Excel.

     In the summer of 1958, Hugh O’Brian received the        their discussions, Dr. Schweitzer told O’Brian “the most       Two weeks after returning from his 1958 visit to       Cooperating Organizations
invitation that would change his life forever. At the        important thing in education is to teach young people      Africa, O’Brian put together a prototype seminar for
time, O’Brian had already made a name for himself            to think for themselves,” which O’Brian would never        young leaders.                                              »» America’s Promise Alliance
as an actor portraying the legendary lawman Wyatt            forget.                                                                                                                »» American Association of School Administrators
Earp on television and appearing in numerous films.                                                                         From 1958 to 1967, leadership seminars took place       »» American International Education Foundation
When he received a call from Dr. Albert Schweitzer               After an inspiring nine days, O’Brian prepared         in Los Angeles for sophomores from California. In           »» Big Brothers Big Sisters
welcoming him to French Equatorial Africa for a              to return to America. Before saying goodbye, Dr.           1968, the scope of the HOBY program grew to include         »» Congressional Award
visit, he did not hesitate to accept. O’Brian had long       Schweitzer took O’Brian’s hand and asked, “Hugh, what      national and international participants which led to the    »» EF Education First Tours
admired the German doctor, missionary, theologian,           are you going to do with this?” It was these words,        expanded eight-day global leadership seminar called         »» Festival of Children Foundation
and musician; and within two weeks he arrived at Dr.         combined with his unforgettable visit, that compelled      the World Leadership Congress (WLC), held annually.         »» Foundation for Teaching Economics
Schweitzer’s remote hospital complex in Africa. During       Hugh O’Brian to form                                          In an effort to include more students nationwide,        »» HOBY Canada
his visit, O’Brian spent his days assisting the volunteers   Hugh O’Brian Youth                                            three- and four-day HOBY Leadership Seminars were        »» HOBY Hong Kong
in the hospital and his nights with Dr. Schweitzer           Leadership (HOBY).                                            instituted in 1977 in which high schools throughout      »» HOBY Iraq
discussing global peace and world politics. During                                                                         the country may nominate a sophomore to attend a         »» HOBY Korea
                                                                                                                            HOBY seminar in their state.                            »» HOBY Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» HOBY Uganda
                                                                                                                               Five decades later, HOBY is still inspiring young    »» HOBY UK

                                                                                                                           people all over the world to develop their leadership    »» General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)
       I don’t know what your destiny will be,                                                                             and critical thinking skills to achieve their highest
                                                                                                                           potential. Currently, more than 10,000 tenth
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» Junior Chamber International
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» Lions Clubs International
       but one thing I do know: the only ones                                                                              graders, representing almost as many high schools        »» Military Order of the World Wars
                                                                                                                           nationwide, attend HOBY Leadership Seminars              »» National Association of Secondary School
       among you who will really be happy are                                                                              each year. These seminars are run by over 4,000             Principals (NASSP)
       those who have sought and found how                                                                                 volunteers with community leaders, business
                                                                                                                            executives, educators, and parents involved in every
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» National Parent-Teachers Association
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» Optimist International
       to serve.”                                                                                                           seminar. Each seminar strives to follow the HOBY
                                                                                                                            motto of teaching students “how to think, not what
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» Points of Light and HandsOn Network
                                                                                                                            to think,” thus ensuring that Dr. Schweitzer’s hope     »» Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
                                                    DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER
                                                                                                                            for young people lives on.                              »» Young Marines
                                                      1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
                                                                                                                                                                                    »» YSA (Youth Service America)

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WELCOME TO MARIETTA, OHIO                                                                           ...AND MARIETTA COLLEGE

                               Dear Hugh O’Brian You
                                                        th Leadership (HOBY) Sem
                                                                                    inar Attendees:
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                              campus and congratula                              lcome you to our beautif
                                                      te you on being part of                             ul
                              O’Brian Youth Leadershi                          the 2019 Ohio South Hu
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                              five days on our campus                              that you will spend the
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                              new friends.                                         covering, and bonding

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                              and refine your leadershi                            rk collaboratively, think
                                                         p skills — and, at the sam                           critically,
                              We know that all of you                                 e time, have a little fun,
                                                       are leaders in your school                                 too.
                             you will get a chance to                               s  and communities, and
                                                       interact with not only you                                 now
                             from business, governme                                 r peers but also vibrant
                                                         nt, education and other                                 leaders
                             Many of Marietta Colleg
                                                      e’s students in the McDo
                             were once in your shoes                              nough Leadership Progra
                                                       and represented their hig                                  m
                             know you will feel right                                h schools at HOBY, so we
                                                      at home during your HO
                                                                                 BY experience.
                             Marietta College studen
                                                      ts are adventurous by nat
                            individuals who want to                                ure, and hard-working
                                                      give back to the commu
                            Marietta College. Cherish                             nity. Enjoy your time at
                                                        the relationships you bui
                            importantly, put your dre                               ld with each other. And
                                                       ams into action, not onl                                , more
                            move on through life.                                y this week, but also as

                            It is truly our honor and
                                                      a privilege to have you at
                            wait to see what you acc                             Marietta College and we
                                                      omplish.                                           can’t
                            Bring Forth a Pioneer,

                            William N. Ruud
                            Marietta College

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PRESENTS - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar June 6 - 9, 2019 Marietta College Marietta, Ohio - HOBY Ohio South

Mike DeWine

Jon Husted
Lieutenant Governor

Speaker Larry
Ohio House of

Senator Larry Obhof
President, Ohio Senate

Senator Frank Hoagland
30th Senatorial District

Representative Jay
House District 94

Representative Don
House District 95

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PRESENTS - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 2019 Ohio South Leadership Seminar June 6 - 9, 2019 Marietta College Marietta, Ohio - HOBY Ohio South

                                                                                                                                          Seminar Selection Process
                                                                                                                                              Each September, HOBY sophomore registration
Small Group Breakouts happen throughout the weekend, where Ambassadors                                                                    kits are sent to over 22,000 public, private, and charter
reflect on lessons with their Facilitators.                                                                                               high schools in the United States. All tenth graders are
                                                                                                                                          eligible for selection to attend one of the three- or four-
                                                                                                                                          day weekend seminars held in their area each spring or
                 The curriculum for this Leadership Seminar is based on HOBY’s vision to motivate                                         summer. A sophomore leader may be selected by each
             and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society.                                             school and is certified by the principal.
             HOBY believes students like you represent the future leaders of the world – leaders
             in business, education, government, or any field you choose – because YOU are                 HOBY Active Leadership Cycle       HOBY seminars focus on building tomorrow’s
                                                                                                                                          leaders today, while encouraging young leaders toward
             someone who will make a difference. By developing and understanding effective                                                responsible citizenship, including community service
             and compassionate leadership, we hope you will be able to realize your leadership                                            and volunteerism.
             potential and take action in your homes, schools, workplaces, communities, and the
                                                                                                                                          Seminar Mission and Objectives
                We will focus on your individual growth in order for your leadership to make a
             better world and a better society for yourself and others.                                                                       Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership provides lifelong
                                                                                                                                          leadership development opportunities that empower
                Your HOBY experience will help you develop leadership from three perspectives:                                            individuals to achieve their highest potential.

             PERSONAL LEADERSHIP              GROUP LEADERSHIP               SOCIETAL LEADERSHIP                                          »» To encourage and assist members of this formative
                                                                                                                                             age group in their quest for self-identification and
                  Everyone at HOBY believes in your ability to be a leader and affect the future for                                         self-development
             all of us.                                                                                                                   »» To interface these potential leaders with recognized
                                                                                                                                             leaders in business, industry, government, science
                Throughout the Seminar, we want you to engage in the HOBY Active Leadership                                                  and education through give-and-take workshops
             Cycle. This is a process that can be applied throughout your life. The cycle – Learn,                                           using a question-and-answer format
             Act, Reflect, Innovate – is a process for developing your leadership skills and, truly, any                                  »» To motivate these young leaders to their responsibility
             kind of personal development. You learn about or how to do something, you act on                                                and the importance of volunteerism
             what you learn, you reflect on what went wrong or what can be adjusted, and you                                              »» To present various opportunities and experiences
             make changes, or innovate, and try again.                                                                                       for ambassadors to develop a passion for volunteer
               So, stand out and be outstanding! Show us who you are and what you can do.                                                 »» To create opportunities for these young people to
             HOBY is your open door to a life of leadership and service. We can’t wait to learn                                              demonstrate their leadership abilities when they
             what potential you will unlock through HOBY.                                                                                    return home for the betterment of community and
                                                                                                                                             country through community service

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6                                         FRIDAY, JUNE 7                                            SATURDAY, JUNE 8                                                SUNDAY, JUNE 9
   TIME                 EVENT            LOCATION         TIME                   EVENT               LOCATION         TIME                 EVENT              LOCATION         TIME                    EVENT              LOCATION

              Check In and            Harrison Lawn     7:00 a.m.    Wake Up Calls                Dorms             7:00 a.m.    Wake Up Calls             Dorms             7:30 a.m.     Wake Up Calls              Dorms
 12:30 p.m.
              Icebreakers             and Dorms
                                                        7:30 a.m.    Breakfast                    Gilman            7:30 a.m.    Grab and Go Breakfast     Gilman                          Breakfast and Thank
                                                                                                                                                                             8:00 a.m.                                Gilman
 1:30 p.m.    Small Group Breakouts                                                                                                                                                        You Notes
                                                                     PHASE 2 INTRODUCTION                           8:15 a.m.    Group Photo               Hermann Steps
                                                        8:30 a.m.                                 Gathering Place
 2:30 p.m.    Opening Ceremony        McDonough                      Group Leadership                                                                                                      ALUMNI PANEL
                                                                                                                                 PHASE 3 INTRODUCTION                        9:30 a.m.                                McDonough
                                                                                                                    8:45 a.m.                              McDonough                       HOBY’s Lasting Impact
              OPENING KEYNOTE                                        PHASE 2 KEYNOTE                                             Societal Leadership
 3:00 p.m.                            McDonough         8:45 a.m.                                 Gathering Place
              Clementine Bihiga                                      Joselyn Parker                                                                                          10:15 a.m.    Life with HOBY             McDonough
                                                                                                                                 PHASE 3 ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                    9:00 a.m.                              McDonough
              PHASE 1 INTRODUCTION                                   PHASE 2 ACTIVITY                                            Privilege Walk                              10:30 a.m.    Reflections from HOBY      McDonough
 4:00 p.m.                            McDonough         9:45 a.m.                                 Gathering Place
              Personal Leadership                                    Gum Drop Towers
                                                                                                                                 PHASE 3 KEYNOTE                             11:45 a.m.    Lunch                      Gilman
              PHASE 1 ACTIVITY                          10:15 a.m.   J Crew Fashion Show          Gathering Place                James Ferguson:
 4:15 p.m.                            McDonough                                                                     10:15 a.m.                             McDonough         12:30 p.m.    Final Group Breakouts
              Personality Test                                                                                                   Civility and Empathy in
                                                        10:45 a.m.   SMART Goals                  McDonough
                                                                                                                                 Leadership                                                                           Peoples Bank
 5:15 p.m.    Dinner                  Gilman                         LEADERSHIP IN ACTION                                                                                    2:00 p.m.     Parents’ Ceremony
                                                        11:15 a.m.                                McDonough         11:30 a.m.   Small Group Breakouts                                                                Theater
              PHASE 1 KEYNOTE                                        Pre-Project
 6:30 p.m.    Mitch Dunn: Creative    McDonough                                                                     12:30 p.m.   Lunch                     Gilman                                                     Peoples Bank
                                                        12:00 p.m.   Small Group Breakouts                                                                                   2:20 p.m.     Closing Ceremony
              Confidence                                                                                                                                                                                              Theater
                                                        12:30 p.m.   Lunch                        Gilman            1:45 p.m.    Life with HOBY            McDonough
              PHASE 1 ACTIVITY                                                                                                                                               3:00 p.m.     Check Out                  Dorms
 7:00 p.m.                            Thomas                                                                                     PHASE 3 PANEL
              Creative Confidence                                                                 Ely Chapman       2:00 p.m.                              McDonough
                                                                     LEADERSHIP IN ACTION                                        Makers and Doers
              PHASE 1 KEYNOTE                           1:30 p.m.                                 Education
 8:15 p.m.                            McDonough                      Service Project
              Wilson Okello                                                                       Foundation        3:15 p.m.    Small Group Breakouts                                                    PHASE 2
              PHASE 1 ACTIVITY                                       LEADERSHIP IN ACTION                                        PHASE 2 ACTIVITY          Marietta
 9:30 p.m.                            Gathering Place   4:15 p.m.                                 McDonough         4:00 p.m.                                                             PHASE 1      LEADERSHIP     PHASE 3
              Cookie Chat                                            Post-Project                                                Secret Mission            College Green               PERSONAL                      SOCIETAL
                                                                     LEADERSHIP IN ACTION PANEL                                                                                       LEADERSHIP                    LEADERSHIP
 10:30 p.m.   Small Group Breakouts                     5:15 p.m.                                 McDonough         5:45 p.m.    Dinner                    Gilman
                                                                     Junior Service Projects
                                                                                                                                 PHASE 3 KEYNOTE
 11:00 p.m.   Travel to Dorms
                                                        6:15 p.m.    Small Group Breakouts                          7:00 p.m.    Ryan “Superman”           McDonough
 11:30 p.m.   Lights Out!             Dorms                                                                                      Moran
                                                        7:00 p.m.    Dinner with Color Groups Gilman
                                                                     PHASE 2 ACTIVITY                               8:00 p.m.    Dorm Dash                 Dorms
                                                        8:45 p.m.                                 Gathering Place
                                                                     Pep Rally                                      8:30 p.m.    Dance                     Gathering Place
                                                        10:00 p.m.   Ambassador Reflections Gathering Place         10:00 p.m.   Ambassador Reflections Gathering Place
                                                        10:30 p.m.   Small Group Breakouts                          10:30 p.m.   Small Group Breakouts
                                                        11:00 p.m.   Travel to Dorms                                11:00 p.m.   Travel to Dorms
                                                        11:30 p.m.   Lights Out!                  Dorms             11:30 p.m.   Lights Out!               Dorms

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                    OPENING KEYNOTE                                             PHASE 1 ACTIVITY AND HOBY REFLECTIONS                                   PHASE 3 KEYNOTE
                    Clementine Bihiga                                           Maribeth Saleem-Tanner                                                  James Ferguson II                                  Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. James
                                                                                                                                                                                                           also served as an advisor to the presidential campaigns
                    Author and Motivational Speaker                             Director of Civic Engagement, Marietta College                          VP of Human Resources, JPMorgan Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Hillary Clinton (2008) and Barack Obama (2012).
                                                                                                                                                                                                           He was recently recognized with the 2019 Columbus
                       Clementine is the award-                                 Maribeth Saleem-Tanner holds an                                      James is Human Resources Vice                         Business First 40 Under 40 award for his significant
                    winning author of Happily Broken:                           MA in Conflict Transformation with                                   President at JPMorgan Chase &                         professional accomplishments and commitment
                    Discovering Happiness Through                               a concentration in Peacebuilding                                     Co., one of the most respected                        to service. Outside of work, James is active in his
Pain and Suffering. She is the founder of Clarette          and Development from the Center for Justice and                      and admired financial institutions in the world. In his                   community and relishes the opportunity to spend his
Refugee Fund, a non-profit organization that provides       Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in                     current role, James provides strategic consulting and                     time volunteering. James is a leading force for ensuring
educational opportunities to refugees and founder           Harrisonburg, Virginia.                                              advice to the Consumer Banking senior leadership                          organizations lead with cultural humility, inclusivity,
of Global Impact Academy, a leadership coaching                                                                                  team – shaping its culture, employee engagement, and                      acceptance, and respect. James also dedicates his
company that aims to Speak Hope, Coach Greatness,           Prior to coming to Marietta College, Saleem-Tanner                   business goals. Prior to this, James was the lead Labor                   time to many philanthropic efforts throughout his
Teach Courage, and Train Leaders. Clementine is also        worked at High Rocks, an award-winning youth                         Executive at Target Corporation, in Minneapolis. He                       community. He attended Miami University, and earned
a certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, Teacher,         leadership development program, where she held a                     spent several years before that in the Office of the Ohio                 a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.
and coach. She was nominated as Voice of the Year           variety of roles from VISTA volunteer to Co-Director. She            Attorney General where he assisted in the   preparation
                                                            also worked with nonprofits throughout the Allegheny                                                         Ryan   “Superman”                 Moran
                                                                                                                                                                                                           He resides in Columbus’s vibrant Short North Arts
2016 by SheKnowsMedia! She has also appeared in                                                                                  and argument of cases in the Sixth Circuit Court of                       District, and can be found on IG at @MiamiAlum06.
business magazines with leaders like Mark Cuban and         Mountain region and taught English and Management                                      From the minute Ryan has the mic you know
Jeff Bezos. Clementine has motivated audiences across       courses, and supported community life and student                                      you’re in for something different and exciting.
the country! From schools to businesses and churches,       leaders as a Resident Director at EMU.                                                 Ryan takes the audience on a wild ride filled
her message captivates all. To book Clementine, email                                                                                              with humor,
                                                                                                                                                         PHASE heart,     and character. Along the way
                                                                                                                                                                   1 KEYNOTE                                                  PHASE 3 KEYNOTE
                                                            Saleem-Tanner oversees the Office of Civic or visit her website at
                                                            Engagement and teaches courses within the action                                            Mitch Dunn
                                                                                                                                                   teaching them about finding their gifts and                                 Ryan Moran                                                                                                                                talents, not VP
                                                                                                                                                         Senior   fearing  the unknown,
                                                                                                                                                                      of Creative         and the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Media, Empower                              Motivational Speaker
                                                            component in the McDonough Leadership Program.                                         difference even just one student can make.
                                                                                                                                                   When the roller-coaster of laughs and emotion
                                                                                                                                                   endsInnovation         and creativity
                                                                                                                                                          you’ll look around    and say “it’sare Mitch’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              over                                 From the minute Ryan “Superman”
                                                                                                                                                         twoI favorite
                                                                                                                                                                want to go   AGAIN!!!” Working
                                                                                                                                                                           sandboxes.                                              Moran has the mic, you know
                    PHASE 1 KEYNOTE                                                                                                                       at the confluence of paid, earned,                                       you’re in for something different
                                                                                                                                                    Ryan's   high-energy   andfocus
                    Dr. Wilson Okello                       taught in the Department of Global and Intercultural
                                                                                                                                 and owned media,        with   a steadfast            on business
                                                                                                                                                    presentations are always a crowd pleaser. With
                                                                                                                                 results, Mitch leads    cross-functional teams to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and exciting. Ryan takes the audience on a wild ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                            filled with humor, heart, and character. Along the way,
                    Founder, Truth to Power Project
                                                            Studies. His research draws on Black feminist theories                                  his incredible ability to connect with young
                                                                                                                                 creative media ideas rooted in consumer insight. Mitch                     he teaches about finding your gifts and talents, not
                                                            to think about the relationship between history, the                                    people Ryan Moran is a speaker that students,
                                                                                                                                 relishes the opportunity       to  collaborate    with   brands
                                                                                                                                                    parents, and educators will be talking about for        fearing the unknown, and the difference even just one
                    Dr. Wilson Kwamogi Okello believes      body, and epistemology; racial violence and stress in
                                                                                                                                 and other agency       partners
                                                                                                                                                    a long time.    to uncover     human     truths         student can make. When the rollercoaster of laughs
                    in the power of creative expression     educational contexts; and anti-deficit curriculum and
                                                                                                                                 and create something bigger than any of these teams                        and emotion ends you’ll look around and say “It’s over
                    to generate critical self-reflection,   pedagogical praxis. His work is published in several
                                                                                                                                 could have devised To findonout  more
                                                                                                                                                              their    about
                                                                                                                                                                     own.   A Ryan,   his programs,
                                                                                                                                                                               frustrated           and his inspiring
                                                                                                                                                                                             Creative       already?  messages please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I want to      be sure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 go AGAIN!!!”
inspire confidence, and achieve agency. Born and            academic journals. Dr. Okello is the founder of the                                     to his
                                                                                                                                                            his website  at
                                                                                                                                 Director at heart,                at Empower       is focused on
raised in Youngstown, Ohio, he is a Chaney High             Truth to Power Project and recognized for his expertise                                                                                              Ryan’s high-energy and fast-paced presentations
                                                                                                                                 breaking the plane of traditional media for brands who
School graduate. Dr. Okello attended Youngstown             in agency and self-determination. Fundamental to his                                                                                            are always crowd pleasers. With his incredible ability to
                                                                                                                                 understand the necessity of emotionally resonant,
State University where he earned his BS in Education.       work is reinforcing the fact that one’s story and voice                                                                                         connect with young people, Ryan Moran is a speaker
                                                                                                                                 differentiated storytelling.
He accepted the selective IRT fellowship to attend the      are both legitimate and relevant. He is the recipient                                                                                           that students, parents, and educators will be talking
University of Rhode Island, where he earned his Masters     several prestigious academic and professional awards,                     Mitch has developed constraints and then worked                       about for a long time. To find out more about Ryan, his
of Science degree in College Student Personnel. Wilson      and will join the faculty at the University of North                 within them to develop wholly new ideas for a diverse                      programs, and his inspiring messages please be sure to
earned his PhD from Miami University, where he also         Carolina Wilmington this fall as a tenure-track Assistant            list of clients including Wendy’s, Gorilla Glue, Ashley                    visit his website at
                                                            Professor in the Watson College of Education.                        HomeStore, Dremel, and many more.

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ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS                                                                                                                                                                                 HOBY ALUMNI PANELISTS
                    PHASE 2 KEYNOTE
                    Joselyn Parker                                                                                      LEADERSHIP IN ACTION PANEL
                    CEO and Founder, SPEAK Project Ohio                                                                 Junior Service Projects
                    Joselyn Parker serves as the CEO
                    and Founder of SPEAK Project                                                                                                                           DJ BROWN               BELLA BOSCO              KEJI LATIO
                    Ohio, a non-profit agency. The
organization’s mission is to advocate for youth by
promoting holistic health to youth and families through
crisis support and youth development services. Located                                                                                                                                             ALUMNI PANEL
in the heart of Franklin County, the motivation to                                                                                                                                                 HOBY’s Lasting Impact
develop an agency of its caliber stemmed from Parker’s
                                                             Engaged ambassadors during keynote
unique vision of youth empowerment. With more
                                                             presentations at our 2018 seminar.
than a decade of leadership experience in executive                                                                           EVAN HOLLIMAN            LESLIE HUBER             JOSH SHEARER
youth development positions, her ability to seamlessly
translate the needs of young people into engaging and            David (DJ) Brown, Jr. is a rising Sophomore at         interests – beyond HOBY – include volunteering with          constant, and his totem of peace, vulnerability, and
impactful programming has earned her a reputation as        Boston College. Born in Columbus, he attended St.           the middle school drama department and volunteering          freedom.
a thought leader in her industry.                           Andrew’s School and Bishop Watterson High School.           at the Common Ground Free Store. Her Mission
                                                            In middle school, he enjoyed helping young kids as a        HOBY challenge, should you choose to accept it, is               Leslie Huber is a 2004 HOBY Ohio South alumna
                                                            counselor at summer camps, volunteering at assisted         to stay connected to this organization in ways that          and has volunteered every seminar since for a total of
                                                            living homes, and timing races at swim meets. In            are meaningful and possible for you—recruit future           15 years, serving in many roles including staff nurse
                    PHASE 3 PANEL                           high school, he was a student ambassador and youth          ambassadors, get involved with HOBY Ohio South and           and Director of Facilitators. She is currently a nurse
                    Joel Díaz                               animator at the National Catholic Youth Conference.         stay connected to the servant leaders you meet this          practitioner working with a heart rhythm team in
                    Chief Marketing and Community Affairs   He also created a Ukulele Club where students could         week.                                                        Zanesville, Ohio. Leslie believes coffee tastes best in
                    Officer, Equitas Health                 learn and share their talents. Now he’s part of The                                                                      a shade of beige and is a dog mom to two adorable
                                                            Heightsmen of Boston College, an all-male a cappella            Keji Latio is a 2016 HOBY OHS and WLC alum.              golden retrievers, Moose and Lola.
                      Equitas Health is a not-for-profit    group that volunteers their time singing at local           She studies Respiratory Therapy at The Ohio State
                      community-based healthcare            schools and nursing homes. Ever since his ambassador        University. Outside of class, she works as a Peer Leader         Josh Shearer is a 2002 HOBY Ohio South alum
system focused on LGBTQ, HIV, and other medically           year in 2016, DJ has been empowered by the HOBY             to assist first year students with underserved and           from Alter High School in Dayton, OH. For the last 15
underserved populations providing primary care,             message and continues to share it with the leaders of       underrepresented identities during their transition to       years, Josh has worked as an engineer with the United
behavioral health, research, prevention, and community      tomorrow.                                                   college. Other causes that she loves to give her time        States Air Force developing new technologies. He has
health initiatives. Previously he served as the Executive                                                               to include student food insecurity and Buckeyethon, a        been awarded multiple opportunities to develop and
Director of the University District Organization and            Bella Bosco is a recent graduate of Rutherford B.       pediatric cancer research fundraiser.                        lead teams and has most recently accepted a formal
prior to that as the Community Engagement and               Hayes High School, and is from Delaware, Ohio. Next                                                                      leadership role as a Branch Chief, leading 22 military
Marketing Manager for the Wexner Center for the Arts        year, she will be attending Western Connecticut State            HOBY has been a vital part of Evan Holliman’s           personnel, civilians, and contractors. Additionally, he
at The Ohio State University. Joel serves as a member of    University to pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. This is   life since his alumni year in 2009. Evan exemplifies         was selected by top leadership to create and develop
various community boards throughout the central Ohio        Bella’s second year as a HOBY junior facilitator and her    HOBY on a daily basis working with youth and adults          a program to identify, recruit, and sustain leaders from
area. He has been named to a number of distinguished        ambassador year is 2017. While in high school, Bella        who constantly put their trust in him. In his current        across multiple science and engineering fields for a
lists, including Columbus Alive’s People to Watch,          was President of Thespians Club and Student Council,        occupation, Evan works with at-risk youth ages 9 to          500+ member team. When not working, he enjoys
Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Arts Leader of Color,      Vice President of Tri-M, and involved with Diversity        18 in a residential setting. HOBY has equipped him to        spending time with his dog Jake, grilling for friends
Who’s Who in LGBT Columbus, and Who’s Who in                Club, Political Science Club, National Honor Society,       move up in his organization to be a leader amongst           and family, and training for his next half marathon.
Latino Columbus. Joel has a passion for social justice      theatre and several choirs. Her most fulfilling service     leaders. Evan shares that HOBY is his unwavering
and is committed to the fight for human equality.

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During each year’s leadership seminar, HOBY
                                                                                                                                                               ambassadors and staff participate in a Leadership in
                                                                                                                                                               Action service project.

                                                                                                                                                                  This year’s service project utilizes 300 volunteers
                                                           DESIGN & INTEGRATION OF CONTROL SYSTEMS                                                             ages 15 to 70 to run a community carnival for at-risk
                                                                                                                                                               and low socioeconomic status youth (ages 3 to 14) in
                         I congratulate all those participating in the Hugh                                                                                    Marietta, Ohio. About 200 children attend the carnival
                         O’Brian Youth Leadership program and for                                                                                              each year and engage in safe play, leadership activities,
                                                                                                                                                               and creative fun. The carnival engages several non-
                         recognizing the importance of fostering leadership                                                                                    profits in the community including the local YMCA,
                         skills at a young age.                                                                                                                Head Start, Boys and Girls Club, and the Ely Chapman
                                                                                                                                                               Education Foundation.
                         Developing the ability to lead yourself is the
                         foundation for learning to lead others. At MartinCSI
                         we look for people that are resourceful, driven,
                         and trustful. The expectation is for those values to
                         show in all aspects of their work.

                         I am pleased to support the next generation of
                         leaders in our workplace and community.

                                                                                                                      Sat., Aug. 24 from Noon - 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                      Infirmary Mound Park, Shelter House #3
                                                                                                                                4309 Lancaster Road
                                                                                                                                 Granville, OH 43023

                                                                                                                            More details coming soon.

Martin CSI.indd 1                                                                                   5/24/19 5:21 PM                                             HOBY Ohio South | 2019 Youth Leadership Seminar 25
ADAMS COUNTY                   BROWN COUNTY                 Noel Frye                  Addie Hedges                 Myrka Cruz                   Sariah Landers                 Danish Bajwa                  Carmen Reis
Mason Dunn                     Caitlyn Wills                Olentangy Orange High      Berne Union High School      Bishop Hartley High School   Eastmoor Academy               Hilliard Davidson High        Thomas Worthington
Manchester High School         Eastern Brown High School    School                     Hannah Parker                Ellie Kitsmiller             Trinity Gills Edwards          School                        High School

Alyssa Mays                                                 Kent Grubb                 Berne Union High School      Bishop Hartley High School   Fort Hayes High School         Jeremiah Hinkle-Moore         Ja’Chi Clark
                               COSHOCTON COUNTY             Olentangy Orange High                                                                                               Independence High School      Tree Of Life Christian
North Adams High School                                                                Landon Mace                  Emily Moore                  Hannah Moore
                               Sophie Meiser                School                     Bloom Carroll High School    Bishop Hartley High School   Franklin Heights High          Anthony Foster                High School
Brett Ferguson                 Coshocton High School
Peebles High School                                         KylieHanson                Kira Hardy                   Chay Rossing                 School                         Marion Franklin High School   Aaron O’Loughlin
                               Taylor Moats                 Olentangy Orange High      Liberty Union High School    Bishop Hartley High School   Cami Weldon                    Emmanuel Shumbana             Upper Arlington High
Caramon Smith                  Coshocton High School        School                                                                                                                                            School
Peebles High School                                                                    Emma DiYanni                 Dario Scott                  Gahanna-Lincoln High           Mifflin High School
                               Cheridan Miller              Ethan Hunter               Millersport High School      Bishop Ready High School     School                         Aagam Dalal                   Jessica Sandoval
ATHENS COUNTY                  Ridgewood High School        Olentangy Orange High                                                                Cate Stanley                   New Albany High School        Vanegas
                                                            School                     Aimee Foltz                  Helen Ciesinski                                                                           Walnut Ridge High School
Nathan Carter                  Luke Massie                                             Millersport High School      Bishop Watterson High        Grandview Heights High         Isabel Alberto
Alexander High School          River View High School       Natalie Jenkins                                         School                       School                         Northland Sr. High School     Haden Fulkerson
                                                            Olentangy Orange High      Holly Manifold                                                                                                         Westerville Central High
Emily Scott                    Tyler Nicely                                            Millersport High School      Sophie Baldwin               Evan Karlich                   Allison Riley
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Alexander High School          River View High School                                                               Canal Winchester High                                       Ohio Connections Academy
                                                            Geoffrey Kaminski          Layla McLean                                                                                                           Emma Funderburg
Eric Johnson                                                                           Millersport High School      School                       Lizzie Saur                    Colin Brame
                               DELAWARE COUNTY              Olentangy Orange High                                                                                                                             Westerville Central High
Athens High School                                                                                                  Nicole Kaiser                Grove City High School         St. Charles Preparatory
                               Ella Kiener                  School                     Hailey Suver                                                                                                           School
Julia Weber                                                                            Millersport High School      Centennial High School       Aluda Debessay                 School
                               Buckeye Valley High School   Margo Nagle                                                                                                                                       Ini Oyewusi
Athens High School                                                                                                  Monarch Montgomery           Groveport Madison High         Tania Linares Escobar
                               Lex Richardson               Olentangy Orange High      Morgan Sears                                              School                                                       Westerville South High
Jocie Mash                                                  School                     Pickerington Central High    Columbus Alternative                                        St. Francis De Sales High     School
                               Buckeye Valley High School
Nelsonville-York High School                                                           School                       High School                  Priscilla Ishola               School
                               Emily Hall                   Abigail Struntz                                                                      Groveport Madison High                                       Theodosia Yamano
Riley Wright                                                Olentangy Orange High      Dominic Blackston            Makayla Pettiford                                           Rachel Maas                   Whetstone High School
                               Olentangy Berlin High                                                                                             School
Trimble High School                                         School                     William V. Fisher Catholic   Columbus Arts And                                           St. Francis De Sales High
                               School                                                                                                                                                                         Ella Bally
                                                                                       High School                  Technology Academy           Cael Shaw                      School
BELMONT COUNTY                 Olivia Raynor                Meredith Keller                                                                      Hamilton Township High                                       Worthington Kilbourne
                                                            Rutherford B. Hayes High                                Emerald Martin                                              Maddie Nagel                  High School
Grace Detling                  Olentangy Berlin High                                   FAYETTE COUNTY                                            School
                                                            School                                                  Columbus East High School                                   St. Francis De Sales High
Barnesville High School        School
                                                                                       Livy Fliehman                Sydney Anderson              Kammy Gichoya                  School                        GALLIA COUNTY
                               Fiona Spelman                Amelia Cameron                                                                       Harvest Preparatory School
Maddie Crawford                                                                        Miami Trace High School      Columbus School For Girls                                   Allison Bergman               Madison Stewart
                               Olentangy Berlin High        Village Academy
Bellaire High School                                                                   Megan Gruber                                              Zion Walker                    The Columbus Academy          Gallia Academy High
                               School                                                                               Emily Thompson
Andrew Masciarelli                                          FAIRFIELD COUNTY           Washington High School       Dublin Coffman High          Harvest Preparatory School     Sejal Jindal                  School
Bellaire High School           Helena Ronnebaum
                                                            Stephanie Bowers                                        School                       Anoushka                       The Columbus Academy          Madison Graves
                               Olentangy High School                                   FRANKLIN COUNTY
Gary Stoffer                                                Amanda-Clearcreek High                                  Pranathi Chintalapudi        Panganamamula                  Jay Whitney                   South Gallia High School
Martins Ferry High School      Arpita Patel                 School                     Ka’Mya Bell                                               Hilliard Bradley High School
                                                                                                                    Dublin Jerome High School                                   The Columbus Academy          GREENUP COUNTY, KY
                               Olentangy Liberty High                                  Beechcroft High School
Abbie Brown                                                 Nate Heister                                            Tanushri Ponneri Anand       Reece Ludwig                   Anastasios Callanan
                               School                                                  Muhammad-Ali Kobo                                                                                                      Aleah Grayson
Shadyside High School                                       Amanda-Clearcreek High                                  Dublin Scioto High School    Hilliard Darby High School     The Wellington School
                               Nicholas Cheong              School                     Beechcroft High School                                                                                                 Greenup County High
Elizabeth Schnegg              Olentangy Orange High                                                                                                                                                          School
St. John Central High School   School

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GUERNSEY COUNTY            Desirae Sharp                 Jared Johnson                 Lyndsey McQuown              MUSKINGUM COUNTY         Nathan Allen                 ROSS COUNTY                UNION COUNTY
Liam Kerr                  Oak Hill High School          St. Joseph Central High       Harding High School          Josh Merva               Westfall High School         Elsa Mendel                Aubrey Tillman
Cambridge High School      Darien Flannery               School                        Mindi Klaus                  Bishop Rosecrans High    Mahaley Farmer               Chillicothe High School    Fairbanks Junior/Senior
Rachel Smith               Wellston Senior High School   Josh Kline                    River Valley High School     School                   Westfall High School         Tye Hinshaw                High School
Meadowbrook High School                                  St. Joseph Central High                                    Sam Rush                                              Huntington High School     Ally Collier
                           JACKSON COUNTY, WV            School                        MEIGS COUNTY                                          PIKE COUNTY
                                                                                                                    Bishop Rosecrans High                                 Karis Knight               Marysville High School
HAMILTON COUNTY            Annie Hunt                                                  Jake Barber                  School                   Ashley Carter
                           Ravenswood High School        LICKING COUNTY                Eastern High School                                   Piketon High School          Southeastern High School   Sean Richardson
Vandita Rastogi                                                                                                     Andrew Hendrickson                                                               Marysville High School
Indian Hill High School                                  Jason Hinderlong              Tresiliana Smith                                      Caliann Owens                Joel Richendollar
                           KANAWHA COUNTY, WV            Lakewood High School                                       John Glenn High School                                Southeastern High School   Kaylee Smith
                                                                                       Meigs High School                                     Piketon High School
HARRISON COUNTY, WV        Kushal Modi                   Alex Roth                                                  Sydni Wilson                                          Kylie Paul                 North Union High School
                           Nitro High School                                           Audrey Tracy                 Maysville High School    Alexis Murphy
Cole Bracken                                             Licking Heights High School   Meigs High School                                     Waverly High School          Unioto High School         WASHINGTON COUNTY
Bridgeport High School                                   Flair Sands                                                Grace Mock
                           KNOX COUNTY                                                                                                       Paige Davis                  SCIOTO COUNTY              Megan Becker
                                                         Newark High School            MONROE COUNTY                Philo High School
HIGHLAND COUNTY            Sam Addair                                                                                                        Western High School          Khristian Clark            Fort Frye Sr. High School
                                                         Max Burton                    Sheyanna Osborne             Jack Kelso
Samantha Blair             Danville High School                                                                                              Trustan Francis              East High School           Logan Haught
                                                         Northridge High School        Beallsville High School      West Muskingum High
Hillsboro High School      Bree Small                                                                               School                   Western High School          Allyson Coriell            Frontier High School
                           Mount Vernon High School      Valarie Nethers               Stephanie Ogden
Jack Roades                                                                            Monroe Central High School   Gabby Campbell           RITCHIE COUNTY, WV           Minford High School        Makayla Welch
                                                         Northridge High School                                                                                                                      Marietta High School
Hillsboro High School      LAWRENCE COUNTY                                                                          Zanesville High School                                Haven Hileman
                                                         Ambry Petrushka               Jonayah Moeller                                       Mackenzie Harshbarger
Jaqui Sweet                                                                            River High School            Maya Gillogly            Ritchie County High School   Portsmouth West High       Victoria Smith
                           Emily Schwamberger            Northridge High School
Hillsboro High School                                                                                               Zanesville High School                                School                     Warren High School
                           Chesapeake High School                                      Sophie Myers
Anne Throckmorton                                        MADISON COUNTY                River High School                                                                  Blake Wood                 Ash Pritchett
                           Natalie Brumett                                                                          NOBLE COUNTY
Hillsboro High School                                    Zach Huggins                                                                                                     Valley High School         Waterford High School
                           Dawson-Bryant High School
                                                         Jonathan Alder High School    MORROW COUNTY                Julie Boney
Alex Greene                Brynn Davis                                                                              Caldwell High School
Whiteoak High School       Dawson-Bryant High School     Mihaly Galloway               Kyleigh Bonnette
                                                         West Jefferson High School    Cardington-Lincoln High      PERRY COUNTY
HOCKING COUNTY             Trey Hunt                                                   School
                           Dawson-Bryant High School     AJ Hymiller                                                Taylor Hinkle
Jaden Border                                                                           Peyton Carpenter
                                                         West Jefferson High School                                 Miller High School
Logan High School          Kenzie Buchanan                                             Highland High School
                           Fairland High School          MARION COUNTY                                              Evan Powell
JACKSON COUNTY                                                                         Kate Schmidt                 Sheridan High School
                           Anthony Zhu                   Ashley Watkins                Highland High School
Sarah Bowman               Fairland High School          Elgin High School             Bryce Schott                 PICKAWAY COUNTY
Jackson High School
                           Maggie Hackworth              Kiersten Dailey               Highland High School         Emma McKibben
Isabella Scully-Tenpenny   Ironton High School           Harding High School           Hayden Staiger               Logan Elm High School
Jackson High School
                           Lilly Zornes                  Phoenix Johnson               Highland High School         Erin Thompson
Owen White                 Ironton High School           Harding High School           Emilie Drumm                 Logan Elm High School
Jackson High School                                                                                                                           What HOBY Meant to Me illustrations drawn by HOBY Ohio South 2018
                                                                                       Northmor High School
                                                                                                                                              ambassadors and displayed at the 2018 Parents’ Ceremony at Peoples Bank

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