The Sacred Heart Academy Social Studies Department has selected the students to represent the school at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar.
This year’s selection is Mitali Bandyopadhyay, daughter of Dr. Tapas Bandyopadhyay and Sibani Sengupta, and Jennifer Piciw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas (Karen) Piciw, as alternate.
Each year, one sophomore is chosen by the Social Studies Department to represent Sacred Heart at the seminar and one sophomore is chosen as alternate. Selection is based on 100-word essays on leadership.
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY seminars are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.
These seminars provide students, selected by their schools, to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences. The HOBY Seminar is the only program exclusively designed for high school sophomores and Ms. Bandyopadhyay and Ms. Piciw will represent Sacred Heart Academy at the conference in May.
Social Studies courses at Sacred Heart provide a broad knowledge of the past, a sense of historical context and skills in the critical process of gathering, gathering, analyzing and interpreting historical information. Elective courses include AP Psychology, AP US Government, Economics, and AP US History.