Tyler Knudson is nominated for HOBY

Tyler Knudson is nominated for HOBY by Lindsay Nelson Last October, America's leading youth leadership program, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), sent out information to every private and public school in the country encouraging participation in its spring 2004 leadership seminar program.

As a result, more than 6,000 high schools have registered the name of their 10th graders to attend HOBY. Wakonda is one of those 6,000 high schools that have registered and Tyler Knudson, a sophomore, was Wakonda's very own nominee.

Knudson was chosen out of his sophomore class of 13 students, based on potential leadership qualities.

HOBY, now in its 46th year, has benefited more than 335,000 high school sophomores from around the world. HOBY was founded by veteran actor Hugh O'Brian. You may know O'Brian from the television series Wyatt Earp from the 1950s and '60s.

HOBY is the nation's leading youth leadership organization. Thousands of students have benefited from HOBY leadership seminars and have gone on to become state governors, teachers, school administrators and community leaders.

George W. Bush stated, "Education plays an essential role in helping students develop into future leaders. The skills and ideas young people acquire will help them make wise decisions in the coming years. Through these seminars, held annually in each of our United States, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) provides excellent opportunities for students to better understand the working of democracy and the free enterprise system."

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