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Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by tommyboy44, May 11, 2016.

  1. tommyboy44

    tommyboy44 Member

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    Hi, I have a quick question about the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award (HOBY). I was selected last year from my school to recieve the award through an interview, essay, and teacher evaluation process in November-ish. I was wondering if this is a noticeable accomplishment or if it is just another bullet-point on a resume. I went to their seminar (didn't really like it to be honest) and then came home and held a HOBY meeting for freshmen (rising sophomores) to help promote leadership and involvement in the community. So basically, will the admissions board recognize this or is this just another average line on a USNA application? Thanks!
     
  2. time2

    time2 5-Year Member

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    There are a number of various seminars like the one you mentioned that come up on here from time to time. IF they have a selection criteria (sounds like this one DOES), then I would show that on your resume, however, I would consider it just another bullet point on your resume. Other types of activities where anyone who pays the entrance fee and gets to attend would NOT be an example of leadership that SA's consider for admissions.
     
  3. Mom529

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    In our school district, the HOBY award is a huge honor and very competitive to win at our school. It is a sign of the most outstanding student in that class as far as leadership goes. I would definitely include it and be proud of your achievement!
     
  4. tommyboy44

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    Thanks, yeah, my school made a pretty big deal out of it and paid for everything.
     

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