Georgia HOBY Newsletter:
Forty-Forth Edition, October 30, 2015
Featured Alumna: Hallie Murray '09
Every HOBY Alumnus has their own rehearsed answer to the question “What is HOBY?” I am entering my 7th year of answering that question, and my answer is something to the tune of, “HOBY is an experience where the most important friendships of your life are developed.” My favorite part of HOBY is setting the stage and providing the environment for the ambassadors to connect with each other and watch them form relationships with each other that will last them well into their adult lives. I fully believe that these connections are made during this three day weekend, but they are more and more reaffirmed every time you come back to volunteer with HOBY. When I was sitting in my chair at closing ceremonies at HOBY 2009, I had no clue what this organization would bring into my life. However, I did know that I had to do whatever it took to come back to this place and these people. I have returned to HOBY every summer since my ambassador year, and I have been a member of Junior Staff, a Junior Facilitator, a Facilitator (HOBY South Carolina), Director of Facilitators, Vice-Leadership Seminar Chair, and for the 2016 and 2017 seminars I will be the Leadership Seminar Chair. During the summer of 2009, HOBY consumed only three days of my life. Now there isn’t a day in the calendar that I don’t talk about, laugh about, or plan for HOBY, and I find so much joy in that.
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