PVHS HOBY Essay Contest

Attention all sophomores: Are you natural leader who wants to make a difference in your community? If so, then the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY) may be for you.

PVHS is able to nominate one 10th grade student to represent the school and the state as a HOBY ambassador. There will be an application and selection process. If selected, the PVHS HOBY ambassador commits to attending a Youth Leadership Seminar this summer.

How to Apply? All interested 10th grade students should see Ms. Ashenfelder in the guidance office to obtain an application and the essay topic. Completed applications are due to Ms. Ashenfelder no later than November 12, 2019. All essays will then be evaluated by a team at the school. The PVHS HOBY student ambassador will be chosen based on leadership ability and outstanding written communication skills. For more information please visit www.hoby.org.

To the HOBY applicant: The following information and essay should be submitted to Ms. Ashenfelder and will be considered your PVHS HOBY application.

  1. Please submit a list of all leadership activities you have been involved in during high school. (Can be any leadership activity such as school club, sport, community, church etc.)
  2. Submit an essay on the following topic:  In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.
  3. Please make sure your name and grade are on every page you submit.
  4. All materials are due no later than November 1, 2019. There will be exceptions!
  5. The selected HOBY ambassador and one alternate student will be notified by November 26, 2019.

Looking for a club to join? Need service hours?

Sharks for Heroes is a new club at PVHS that supports local military and first responder
organizations through community service.
The next event is Sat. 10/26 430-9pm at UNF.
Students will volunteer for the We Can Be Heroes Foundation event: First Coast Benghazi Tribute.

Follow us on Instagram @sharksforheroes and register for alerts at www.remind.com/join/sharksforh

Contest Rules Ponte Vedra High School
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Girls Soccer Tryouts
Davis Park
Varsity 10/21 – 10/25 – after school until 4:30
JV 10/24 – 10/25 – after school until 4:30

October 21-25
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October 21 – 25
After School each day until 5:30 at Davis Park
Please visit the Boys Soccer Team Website to register for tryouts


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What will you find? The last “Top 50” parking spot for this year, Miss Felicia’s Nutrcracker Sponsor tickets, golf foursomes, race car driving experience, Napa trip, Hamilton orchestra tickets (Jax), premiere graduation seats, sleek outdoor dining set, Tuscany, Safari & Costa Rica vacations, orthodontic credit, health & wellness, Wimbledon, foodie fun, stay & play experiences, fine art, and more. Questions, please email [email protected].

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