Choosing Your Representative

Ambassadors come from different cities and towns, schools and backgrounds, but at HOBY, they work together as one.
Ambassadors come from different cities and towns, schools and backgrounds, but at HOBY, they work together as one.

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