Registering Your Representative


Information for Schools
How do we register our students for the 2017 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 2nd, 2016 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, contact Nicole Buonvirin, Director of Recruitment, buonvirin@gmail.com.  You may also download another copy of the registration packet from this link.


Founded in 1958, HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY Arizona is proud of having a long history of serving the youth of our state for over 36 years.

HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools a great opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the state HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY International's Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, over 9,500 students participate in HOBY programs annually.

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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. Read on for details.

Choosing Your Representative

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 serivce activities


If you have any general questions on how to register a student please contact us. We will do our best to get to you as soon as possible. Our website is ran by volunteers and we ask that you please allow some time for a response.

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