HOBY award goes to Svebek
Siloam Springs High School student Christopher Lee Svebek was selected to receive the 20182019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award (HOBY ).
Svebek will represent the high school at the HOBY Leadership Seminar on the campus of Arkansas Tech University June 6-9, 2019. He is the son of Carl Svebek and Kelly Svebek.
HOBY Leadership was established in 1958 by the popular actor Hugh O’Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
“One of the things Schweitzer said to me was that the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves,” O’Brian said. “From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation’s youth.”
HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores from public and private high schools to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide the youths a stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential. HOBY Ambassadors learn how to think rather than what to think.
Christopher Svebek was recently selected to receive the 2018-2019 Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award (HOBY). He will represent the Siloam Springs High School at the HOBY Leadership Seminar on campus of Arkansas Tech University June 6-9, 2019.