Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, April 22, 2018

sha HOBYSelections webHAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy sophomores Roselynn Thattil, left, and Gabriela Koziol have been selected to participate in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar.

The school’s social studies department chooses one sophomore each year to represent Sacred Heart at the seminar and one sophomore is selected as an alternate. Selection is based on essays on leadership.

Miss Thattil, daughter of Denny A. Thattil and Erin Chandanathil of Monroe is the representative. Miss Kozoil, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mieczyslaw Kozoil of Oxford, is the alternate. Both will attend the seminar, which will be held in June at the University of Bridgeport.

Founded in 1958, HOBY aims to inspire and develop the global community of youth to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY seminars are conducted annually through-out the United States, serving local and international high school students.

The seminars allow select students to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. The HOBY seminar is the only program exclusively designed for high school sophomores.

Social Studies courses at Sacred Heart Academy provide a broad knowledge of the past, a sense of historical context and skills in the critical process of gathering, analyzing and interpreting historical information. Elective courses include economics and Advanced Placement courses in psychology, United States government and United States history