Schenck receives HOBY leadership award

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Pictured left to right: Ryan Winters with the New Haven Lions Club and Beth Schenck.
Photo by Katie Aichholz

New Haven, Mo. New Haven High School Counselor Doug Peirick announced on Monday that Beth Schenck, daughter Mike and Amy Schenck of New Haven, has been awarded the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High School.

Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores--tomorrow's leaders--participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States. Beth will be invited to the Missouri seminar, which will be held in the summer of 2013.

This all expense paid state seminar will bring together an e'lite group of high school sophomores with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future issues in America's incentive system and the democratic process.  During the state seminar, two participants will be chosen to attend the HOBY World Leadership Congress to be held next July.  

All sophomores were eligible for nomination.  Beth was chosen by her teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities.

Beth plays volleyball and runs track where she earned All State honors last year as a member of the 4X800 relay team.  She is a member FBLA, student council, and FCA.  Beth is treasurer of the sophomore class, a member of the Scholar Bowl team, and a member of the Flag Corps in the marching band.

She has been on the high honor both semesters of her high school career and received the Academic Activity Award her freshman year.  She also volunteers at church picnics, is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, and participates in the FBLA sponsored community service activities.

Beth plans to study Architecture in college while attending the University of Kansas or Maryville University.

The New Haven Lions Club, as they have done for the last several years, is supporting the students at New Haven High School by covering the cost of the HOBY seminar.