Sophomore Leadership Program
HOBY – A Sophomore State Leadership Seminar Program
@ ASU West Campus, June 6th through 9th.
One scholarship provided by Desert Mountain to 1st place nominee
Up to 7 other sophomore nominees will be recommended for priority registration (fee applies)
Each year the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Program asks schools to nominate sophomores with great leadership potential to attend their program. The HOBY State Leadership Seminar is designed to help students realize their leadership talents and help them develop into effective leaders in their school and beyond. It is a well-recognized and established opportunity. Our students who have participated report that the program is one of the highlights of their high school experience.
"HOBY has helped me and encouraged me to become more involved in my community. It gave me countless opportunities to volunteer and get involved with national organizations. I’ve used my experience at HOBY to create a more positive environment at my school and to start a new club at my school."
For more information, visit their website at
DMHS annually nominates sophomores via the DMHS Scholarship Review Committee.
- This committee selects ONE sophomore from those who submit materials to receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to attend.
- Up to 7 other sophomores may be nominated by Desert Mountain to qualify for the guaranteed acceptance to the HOBY seminar. These students may choose to attend and pay the fee of $425.00, directly to HOBY.
Interested sophomores must submit the following items to DMHS College and Career Center by for consideration by 1:30 pm on Friday, November 30th.
+ Unofficial transcript
+ Current grade report
+ Resume or List of activities (done in high school only) with dates of participation and estimated hours spent.(i.e. Robotics Club - Secretary; Freshman year – 50 hours, Sophomore year – 20 hours)
+ Your statement of What makes a good leader. (no more than 150 words please)
+ Statement of Intent typed onto a separate sheet of paper (as follows), signed by student and parent/guardian and include the Email addresses for student and parent:
“I am available and will attend the Arizona HOBY Leadership Seminar if selected as DMHS 1st Place nominee. The seminar will be held at ASU West Campus, June 7th through 10th. I understand I must attend the entire event and will stay with other state HOBY representatives each night, on the ASU West Campus dormitories.”
Contact Mrs. Loftus at or stop by the college and career center for help.