Bardstown High Student Attended 2023 HOBY State Leadership Seminar

Nora Riley, a high school sophomore from Bardstown, was selected to participate in the prestigious Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) State Leadership Seminar. The three-day leadership training program aims to help students recognize their leadership potential and apply it to becoming effective and ethical leaders.

Nora heard about HOBY from a former BHS student and was immediately motivated to participate. After months of dedicated service projects, student council meetings, and KEY club field trips to Feeding America, Nora was selected to attend HOBY.

The conference was held during the summer at Berea College. During the HOBY seminar, Nora engaged in hands-on activities, met state leaders, and explored her personal leadership skills. She also learned how to lead others and contribute positively to her community. The seminar is designed for high school sophomores who show exceptional leadership potential.

Nora’s favorite part of the HOBY seminar was the people around her. She met like-minded individuals who taught her new ways to connect to her community and expanded her knowledge of the state beyond Bardstown, Louisville, and Lexington. HOBY transformed Nora into a more positive and open-minded person.

Nora’s selection for the HOBY Leadership Seminar is a testament to her dedication and leadership potential. We wish her all the best in her endeavors and hope that this experience will shape her into a well-rounded and effective leader.

The 2024 HOBY Leadership Conference will be held June 6-9 at Berea College.

Nora Riley stands in front of Bardstown High School.
Nora Riley attended the 2023 HOBY Leadership Conference in June of 2023.