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Selecting a Student

In September, HOBY mails its Sophomore Selection Packet to every public, private and charter high school in the United States

inviting them to select and register students to attend their U.S. State HOBY Leadership Seminar. The 3- and 4-day Leadership Seminars take place between March and June, with each school sending a sophomore representative to attend. Schools are asked to determine their annual representatives and register the students online. If your school did not receive the packet this year, you may still select and register a student. 

To select your school’s representative, HOBY asks that you first promote the program to the entire sophomore class. Leadership ability surpasses race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status, so all sophomores should be considered in selecting your HOBY representative. You may distribute fliers, put up posters, make announcements to the student body, hold an assembly, and/or encourage all teachers affiliated with the sophomore class to mention the program to their students. Your school’s representatives from previous years are great for leading this effort to promote HOBY and can share their own experiences with the current sophomores. Encourage all 10th graders to learn more about HOBY by visiting  www.hoby.org.

Refer all interested candidates to a specific school counselor who will lead the selection process. Your school may choose to do a face-to-face interview about the student’s desire to represent the school, an essay contest about leadership, or create your own creative idea! If you choose to do an essay, you may provide a topic, such as, “In 75 to 100 words, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.”

  • Outstanding oral and/or written communication skills

  • Critical and/or creative thinking

  • Creative problem solving

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Sensitivity to the needs or concern of others

  • Charismatic personality (others gravitate towards him or her)

  • Courage to speak out for one's beliefs

  • Courage to challenge authority

  • Participation in community SERVICE activities


How do we register our students for the 2018 seminar?
Registrations are only accepted online.  If you are your school's HOBY contact, you should have received an e-mail that contains your School ID and Password to be used with our online registration system.  For guaranteed acceptance, please register prior to the December 8th, 2017 priority deadline.

To register a student, log on with your School ID and Password on the HOBY Student Registration site.

We recommend using the Registration Worksheet to help with registration (you can download it from this link) -- it contains all of the information that will be requested when registering online.

If you need your School ID or Password information, or if you have any questions about student registration, please email jt@hobyarizona.org

2017 Participating Schools

Amphitheater High School

Antelope Union High School

Anthem Preparatory Academy

Arcadia High School

Arizona School For The Arts

Arizona Virtual Academy

Bagdad High School

Barry Goldwater High School

Basha High School

BASIS Tucson North

Bella Vista College Preparatory

Benson High School

Bisbee High School

Blue Ridge High School

Boulder Creek High School

Bradshaw Mountain High School

Buena High School

Cactus High School

Camelback High School

Camp Verde High School

Campo Verde High School

Canyon Del Oro High School

Carl Hayden Community High School

Casa Grande Union High School

Catalina Foothills High School

Centennial High School

Chandler High School

Cienega High School

Coconino High School

Coolidge High School

Corona Del Sol High School

Cortez High School

Deer Valley High School

Desert Christian High School

Desert Mountain High School

Desert Ridge High School

Desert Vista High School

Dobson High School

Duncan High School

Flagstaff High School

Flowing Wells High School

Fort Thomas High School

Gilbert Classical Academy

Gilbert High School

Glendale High School

Greenway High School

Hamilton High School

Highland High School

Higley High School

Homebound/Teleteaching

Ironwood Ridge High School

Joseph City High School

Lake Havasu High School

Liberty High School

Marana High School

Maya High School

Millenium High School

Moon Valley High School

Morenci High School

Mountain View High School

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Paradise Honors High School

Parker High School

Phoenix Country Day School

Prescott High School

Presidio School

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy

Queen Creek High School

Red Mountain High School

Rincon High School

River Valley High School

Safford High School

Sahuaro High School

Salome High School

Salpointe Catholic High School

San Luis High School

San Manuel High School

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

Sedona Red Rock High School

Sequoia Village High School

Seton Catholic Preparatory

Show Low High School

Skyline High School

St. Augustine Catholic High School

Superior Jr./Sr. High School

Tanque Verde High School

Tempe Preparatory Academy

Thatcher High School

Tombstone High School

Tuba City High School

University High School

Vail High School

Valley Christian High School

Valley Union High School

Veritas Preparatory Academy

Vermillion High School

Vista Grande High School

Westwood High School

Williams Field High School

Winslow High School

Xavier College Preparatory High School