Georgia HOBY Newsletter:
Fourteenth Edition, February 16, 2014 

Featured Alumna: Kaylee Sheppard '09

In 2009, I was nominated to be the HOBY Ambassador for Bulloch Academy. I continued to come back to volunteer as a staff member for the past three years. The first time I heard that I had received the award, I had no idea what HOBY would be like. I had no idea that I would fall in love with the people that I met there and their purpose for putting on the leadership seminar. In high school, I was very shy and quiet (Dove), but HOBY was my first step in stepping out of my shell and becoming a leader. From meeting so many new people to feeling ridiculous doing the cheers, I have gained so much from HOBY. I am currently a junior at the University of Georgia studying Risk Management and Insurance. I have fallen in love with my school and I have a passion for getting involved which I gained from HOBY. During my freshman year, I joined a sorority, UGA Miracle, mentored at Wesley Foundation, and volunteered weekly at the Boys and Girls Club. I have worked hard to become a leader at my school by becoming Vice President of Operations for my sorority as well as becoming a committee member for two years in a row for UGA Miracle and Relay for Life. I also got involved in the community as well by coaching a U-8 soccer team at the local recreational department. Without HOBY, I would have never thought to do any of these things. HOBY taught me to get involved in the community and my school, as well as achieve leadership positions where my personality fit best. I would say that I started out at HOBY as being a Dove, but since then I have grown so much as a person and leader that I think I have gained all aspects of Eagle, Peacock, Owl, and Dove into my personality. My future goals include graduating from the University of Georgia in May of 2015 and continuing on to law school, hopefully at the University of Georgia. Without HOBY, I would not be where I am today and I am so thankful for all the people and opportunities HOBY has put in my life. Lastly, Go Dawgs!

HOBY Info:

Junior Staff Application!!!!!
  • It is out!!! Make sure it is postmarked before February 21st!
  • https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgotigub704m9o6/2014%20JS%20App.doc?n=30688121

Kroger Community Rewards Program
  • If you have a Kroger Plus Card, send some dollars to HOBY through this program!
  • Keep it up, all the funds ensure the best seminars possible!

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  • Keep logging them! Can you accomplish the 100 Hour Challenge? Georgia HOBY knows that you can. Here is the place to do so: https://reg.hoby.org/HOBYL4S/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fHOBYL4S%2fdefault.aspx
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