|Marissa Coryer was selected attend the seminar this summer: Photo courtesy of Marissa Coryer|
Each year, over 10,000 high school students across the U.S. are selected to participate in one of the 70 Seminars hosted by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). This year, Wareham’s own Marissa Coryer, junior, was chosen to attend the seminar held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She was joined by 184 other chosen Massachusetts HOBY ambassadors on August 8th and 9th, during which they took part in “unique leadership training” through hands-on activities and presentations from various leaders and other speakers.
The purpose of these seminars are to “hone leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community", during which students are recognized for their leadership talents and taught how to use these to efficiently make a positive impact on their communities.
They are then challenged to complete at least 100 hours of community service to put what they’ve learned into action.
On behalf of everyone at Wareham Viking News, we wish Marissa the best of luck in her future leadership endeavors, and congratulate her on this achievement.
Great job Marissa!