Miskimins will attend HOBY seminar in June

Miskimins will attend HOBY seminar in June Stacy Miskimins, a sophomore at Vermillion High School, has been selected to represent VHS at the 1999 Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership/South Dakota Leadership Seminar. The leadership seminar is a unique opportunity for high school sophomores to become directly involved with our state's business and professional leaders.

The 2 1/2 day seminar is designed to develop leadership ability and greatly increase students' pride, understanding and involvement in America's free enterprise system. The ultimate objective is to improve students' outlook toward the business world at a formative age, thus providing society with optimistic, informed leaders for tomorrow.

The 1999 seminar will be held from Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 13, on the University of Sioux Falls campus in Sioux Falls.

HOBY has conducted annual, all-expense paid seminars since 1958. During these seminars, tenth-graders have had the opportunity to meet, interact with, and question regionally, nationally and internationally renowned leaders.

The informal question-and-answer format during these seminars meets HOBY's specific goals:

* To seek out, recognize and develop leadership potential commencing with high school sophomores;

* To encourage and assist students in their quest for self-development and self-identification;

* To introduce potential leaders to today's recognized leaders through informal, give-and-take discussions on a variety of current, political topics; and

* To provide through this exposure the opportunity to explore America's incentive system and the democratic process and community


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