KEYSER - The Keyser Kiwanis Evening Club will be sponsoring the Keyser High School attendees to the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Conference (HOBY).
KEYSER - The Keyser Kiwanis Evening Club will be sponsoring the Keyser High School attendees to the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference (HOBY).
Tanner Minney and J.T. Rice have been chosen for the honor, and were present at a recent Kiwanis meeting to talk about the program.
KHS principal Michael Lewis accompanied the students, and commented that much of his emphasis at the high school centers around students taking leadership and responsibility.
He then turned the podium over to guidance counselor Jennifer Jordan who, along with the myriad of duties as guidance counselor, also works on truancy prevention. She helped decide which sophomores would represent KHS at the Hugh O’Brien Leadership training (HOBY).
J. T. Rice explained to the group that he consulted elders who had attended and believed HOBY would help him hone his talents. He is involved in tennis and is on an engineering track involving computers and electrical engineering. He is also a team leader in 4-H and has had involvement in drama productions locally.
Tanner Minney too has been in drama. She is in cheerleading and band, and takes health care courses at the Mineral County Technical Center. Thankful to be chosen for HOBY, she hopes to use the skills she learns there.
Both students were challenged by club president Tom Hughes to return to a future Kiwanis session to report on their leadership training.
Club treasurer Courrier also wrote out several contributions for Kiwanis. Warm the Children was belatedly awarded $100. Food for Thought received its budgeted $150, and Keyser Youth Baseball received $300 to finance a team for another year.
Special Olympics received $200, and KHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) was granted $150 for its After Prom party.