The Kentucky HOBY web site states, "HOBY's format is simple: Bring together a select group of high school sophomores with demonstrated leadership potential to interact with distinguished leaders in business, education, government, and the professions. The give-and-take, question-and-answer format of each seminar panel allows these students a chance to "pick the brains" of today's leaders. Through annual leadership development seminars at the state and international levels, these tenth graders get a realistic look at what makes their countries and the world tick, thus better enabling them to make sound judgments that will affect our world as they grow into their future leadership roles."
HOBY Leadership conferences serve students in the tenth grade and are offered at college campuses across the country. Celsor will be attending the conference from June 3-6 at Transylvania University, in Lexington, KY. Approximately 9,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually. There will be 160 sophomores participating in the HOBY Kentucky Leadership Seminar at Transylvania University this year. All sophomores from high schools throughout Kentucky were eligible to attend with each school selecting its own final nominee. At the conclusion of each HOBY Leadership Seminar, participants are eligible to attend the World Leadership Congress to be held in Washington DC in July 2008.
The Russellville Kiwanis Club has paid the registration fee for Celsor to attend.