SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School sophomore Ryan Cinotte, the son of Lori and Patrick Cinotte of Spring Valley, is the 2012-13 recipient of the school’s HOBY award.
Cinotte will attend a state leadership seminar this summer at the University of Illinois with other HOBY award winners from around the state.
HOBY stands for Hugh O’Brian Youth Association. The HOBY seminar is a national program exclusively for high school sophomores. The mission of HOBY is to seek out, recognize, and develop leadership potential commencing with high school sophomores. The expected outcomes of the seminar are for students attending to learn to better think critically; to enhance their leadership skills; to learn more about democracy, free enterprise, and volunteerism; and to accept the risks of leadership.
Throughout a three-day seminar, Cinotte will interact with key leaders in media, politics, and business in Illinois. Students attending this seminar will have the chance to ask these individuals questions and hear their plans for the future. HOBY representatives will also have the chance to speak with various representatives from different colleges.