Bedford students attend seminar

More than 40 New Hampshire high schools elected 90 sophomores to participate in Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership of New Hampshire’s Camp Leadership, a three-day seminar held in Contoocook.

Students participated in activities, met local leaders and explored leadership skills, while learning to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

HOBY New Hampshire hosted its flagship program, the Leadership Seminar, for its 35th year. It is designed to educate and empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community.

On Saturday, June 4, HOBY "ambassadors" spent four hours planting the New Hampshire Food Bank production garden in Manchester. The 1-acre garden grows produce for a educational programs and distribution to agencies across the state.

Upon the conclusion of the seminar, ambassadors are challenged to embrace a mindset of leadership and service by completing 100 hours of service in their local community.

Bedford participants were Cecelia DeBlasi, Ryan Dinndorf, Ajay Kancherlapalli.