South Tama sophomore Drake Crawford was recently selected to attended the HOBY State Leadership Seminar at Drake University in Des Moines. 10th grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from across the state are nominated and selected to attend the yearly seminar, held in June 2017, by their teachers and school staff.
Drake's teachers had this to say about him:
Drake is an outstanding leader at STC High School. He is always positive, thoughtful, has a great work ethic, and is always trying to come up with new ways to improve the culture of our school. He is first to help out other students in need and leads by example. Drake is very deserving of the honor of being nominated for the HOBY award.
The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community.
The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.
Selected students attend the three- or four-day seminars and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.
Previous year's STC seminar nominees have included 2016 junior Stacey Slaven and 2016 senior McKenna Knock.