ERHS Sophomores Selected as Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Delegates

April 7, 2022

Righetti High School sophomores, Natalie Lancor and Charleigh Latham, were recently selected as the Hugh OBrian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Delegates 2022.

The Warriors will participate in a program (June 9-12th) that allows students to discover leadership from a personal, group, and socially responsible perspective at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.

HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. Actor Hugh O’Brian founded it in 1958.

“For me, being chosen as one of this year’s Righetti High School delegates for HOBY, means a world of opportunities,’’ Lancor said. “As a delegate I get to show not only myself but others what Righetti High School truly represents. I also get to expand my knowledge in leadership to help better our school. I am greatly honored to have this opportunity to not only better myself but help better our school as well at this year’s HOBY seminar.’’

“Being nominated as one of Righetti High School’s HOBY representatives leaves me with a multitude of opportunities,’’ Latham said. “I am eager to expand not only my knowledge in leadership but my leadership skills as a whole. I am also anticipating the inevitable possibility of meeting new people and expanding my social skills, while also working alongside those who strive to achieve the same benefits from this experience as I do. I am looking forward to bringing back the skills I’ve acquired from this year’s HOBY seminar and applying them to my everyday life.”

Warrior School Counselors, Raul Reyes and Eric Blanco, know both students will make the most of the opportunity.

“I'm proud and excited for both of our students that have been chosen to participate at HOBY,’’ Reyes said. “They’re going to develop their leadership skills and experience a college campus firsthand.”

“Over the years it has been great to see our Righetti Warriors attend HOBY,’’ Blanco said. “Students always return motivated and eager to lead not only here on campus but in their community. The skills they obtain and develop through this experience will help them through their lifetime.’’

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