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"My favorite part of the seminar has been the camaraderie of my fellow Ambassadors." – Ryan, HOBY '18, Valley View High School

How to become a Central PA HOBY Ambassador:

Each September, Central Pennsylvania HOBY's selection process begins when nomination materials are sent to our region's public and private high schools.


The 2023 Seminar will be held from Thursday, June 8th - Sunday, June 11th, at Susquehanna University. For more information, please get in touch with our Leadership Seminar Chair at

High school sophomores from schools within Central Pennsylvania are chosen to attend the Leadership Seminar based on the following qualifications:

  • Emerging leadership ability

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Desire for new pursuits

  • A willingness to learn and share

A sophomore leader is nominated by each school and is certified by the principal. Please contact your school guidance counselor and principal if you are interested in being nominated as an Ambassador from your school.


Long after our four-day Seminar ends, the influence of being an Ambassador continues. Each year, one male Ambassador and one female Ambassador are awarded scholarships to represent the Central Pennsylvania seminar at a week-long World Leadership Congress (WLC) held in the summer, where they join young leaders from every state in the US and over 30 countries around the world to continue their HOBY journey.

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