Two ConVal students headed to conference

The ConVal Regional High School Guidance Department has announced that sophomores Genevieve Weidner and William MacPhee were selected to represent ConVal at the 2013 Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference in May. The HOBY Conference is a weekend-long program held at the St. Methodios Center in Contoocook, and will host sophomore student leaders from across New Hampshire.

Weidner and MacPhee were two of sixteen sophomores nominated by school staff for the conference. Of the six candidates who were interviewed by the committee, Weidner was selected as the delegate; MacPhee as the alternate. Both students will be attending the conference.

Weidner is the daughter of Will and Rosemary Weidner of Dublin. She is co-editor for the school newspaper and a member of the jazz band, Ocean Bowl, German club, pep band, wind ensemble and the math team.

MacPhee is the son of Doug and Lisa MacPhee of Peterborough. He is a member of the student council, sophomore class advisory, math team, student athlete leadership team (SALT), golf, basketball and baseball teams.

The seminar provides an opportunity for high school sophomores to recognize their potential talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders of the future. An estimated 7,500 sophomores attend the seminars in all 50 states and Canada each year. At the end of each seminar a boy and girl from each location is selected to attend the World Leadership Congress.

HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.

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