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For the 13th year in a row, MetroNews will award a full scholarship to WV Wesleyan which includes four-years of tuition, fees, room and board to one lucky student .  This scholarship is valued at $160,000 and will be awarded to a student in West Virginia who is currently a member of their junior class in high school. 

 Go to WWW.WVMETRONEWS.COM and click on the “Apply Now”
(right side of website) button for the complete details on the 2020 West Virginia Scholar Program.


What is the HOBY State Leadership Seminar?

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is the nation's foremost youth leadership development organization. HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world.

Every Spring, more than 9,000 high school sophomores from across the country are chosen to represent their high schools in HOBY State Leadership Seminars. These seminars empower students to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. Selected students attend our four-day seminars and participate in hands-on 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.

The curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.


At HOBY, We believe the most valuable resource communities can invest in is their youth. We provide students with an amazing opportunity to learn how to lead and make a difference in the world. We teach young leaders "how to think, not what to think" - creatively, critically, and compassionately.

HOBY Ambassadors will have the distinction of representing their school and state. Students have an unforgettable experience and develop leadership skills which will serve them long into the future.

HOBY is also a highlight of any high school resume. The program is well-known among college admissions officers and provides students with access to additional recognition and scholarships, such as the Presidential Service Award.

2019 West Virginia Leadership Seminar

The 2020 West Virginia Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar is at Davis & Elkins College on May 21st thru May 24th. If you are currently a sophomore in high school, ask Mrs. Hamrick how YOU can attend HOBY.

After School Tutoring is available!

Jefferson High School is now offering after school tutoring with a teacher for any student in need of additional support in his/her core subjects from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please complete and return the After School Tutoring Request Form, available in the School Counseling Office, to Ms. DeHaven or via her email.


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