July 16, 2012
Granbury High School sophomores Joel Reid and Rachael Rodgers recently participated in the 2012 North Texas Seminar of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program.
The conference was held May 17-20, 2012, on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Hugh O’Brian, who portrayed legendary lawman Wyatt Earp in a 1950’s television series, started the leadership program in 1958 following a visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. After nine days of working alongside Schweitzer in a medical clinic without electricity and running water in the African jungle, O’Brian received a charge from the humanitarian: to help teach young people to think for themselves.
Each year, nearly nine thousand high school sophomores attend regional HOBY conferences that motivate and empower the students to make a positive difference within the global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.
Known as HOBY's flagship program, the leadership seminar is designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace, and community. The high level of energy, encouragement, and motivation as well as the interaction with peers, panelists, and volunteers are important elements in nurturing the students' future leadership roles. In addition, students participate in hands-on leadership activities and meet state leaders in such as areas as business, government, education, media, and the non-profit sector.
Both Reid and Rodgers will be juniors at GHS for the upcoming school year.
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