Each September, the National Association of Secondary School Principals sends nomination materials to all public and private high schools in the United States. Each school in Virginia is given the opportunity to select an outstanding sophomore based on his or her leadership potential. That sophomore represents his or her high school at the Virginia HOBY Leadership Seminar the following spring.
Once a student is selected, registration is completed by the school via HOBY International’s registration system.
It costs $395 for each sophomore for the three days of activities at the state seminar. The school is asked to pay a registration fee of $195 to HOBY International. In some cases, this fee is paid by the parent, Parent Teacher Association, or other community partner. The all-volunteer Virginia committee raises the state seminar expenses for room and board, copies, and program supplies with generous sponsorships from the private sector, service organizations, and individuals. Women’s Clubs, Jaycees, Kiwanis, and Optimists financially sponsor individual schools to the seminar.
Pre Seminar Materials
Once your school has completed your registration and paid the registration fee, please make sure that you have completed HOBY Virginia’s Pre Seminar Materials. These are typically due in April and are mandatory.