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Aldine Optimist Club sponsors HOBY students

Four students from Aldine High Schools were chosen to attend the HOBY leadership seminars, taking place annually at a three day retreat at the Texas A & M campus in Galveston.

HOBY stands for Hugh O’brian Youth Leadership Foundation, founded by the namesake actor after an inspiring visit to Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa.

Students are chosen from Sophomore classes, to attend the three day leadership conference, with the goal of “teaching young people to think for themselves.”

Although HOBY is an independent organization, it is sponsored in Aldine by the Optimist Club, with the help of Aldine ISD.

This year, students from MacArthur, Davis, Aldine, and Carver high schools were chosen, although students from anywhere are eligible.

The stay for students at Galveston included fellowship, leadership training, personal development, and seminars with business and education leaders as speakers. Each of the HOBY students is challenged to “do their very best in school and life.” The four students made individual reports of their experiences to the Optimist Club at their regular meeting last Wednesday, and it seems each benefited greatly from the experience.