Lindsay Gorman has accepted a position on the HOBY Maine Ops Team as part of our Junior Staff. Lindsay attended HOBY Maine in 2012 as an ambassador from Noble High School.
When asked why she wanted to return to HOBY as a volunteer Lindsay said: "During my weekend at HOBY Maine, I could feel myself growing into a new person. I became confident in myself, which was something I was working really hard for. As my way to thank HOBY for what it did to me, I want to help new ambassadors have the same experience as I did."
Her favorite quote is: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Welcome to the team Lindsay!!
Chris Shorey has accepted a position as a Junior Facilitator at HOBY Maine 2014. Chris attended HOBY in 2010 as an ambassador from Maine Central Institute and returned as a Junior Facilitator in 2013. He is currently attending Colby College.
When asked why he wanted return to HOBY he said: "I love to return to HOBY to watch the ambassadors grow and learn. HOBY is an opportunity for the ambassadors to learn how to be the best leaders they can be. The best part is they are so busy having fun that they don't even know it! It's an event I wouldn't miss for the world. HOBY is an experience filled with smiles and laughter and I feel lucky to be a part of it!
Chris' favorite quote is: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." -Henry Ford
Welcome back Chris!!
We are happy to welcome Emily Daigle back to HOBY Maine as a Senior Facilitator. Emily was a HOBY Ambassador in 2008 from Catherine McAuley High School and has volunteered with us every year since then as a Junior Facilitator, Ops Team member and last year as a Senior Facilitator. Emily is currently finishing up her Senior Year at Acadia University in CANADA!
Emily has this to say about her passion for HOBY: "I am inspired each year to return to HOBY Maine due to the lasting effect it has not only on the ambassadors, but the communities around them. Each year I am able to learn and grow, and am grateful that I have the opportunity to pass those experiences on to a new group of such motivated individuals each year. The environment that HOBY creates each and every seminar is enthralling in it’s own right and I can’t wait to experience it again in 2014 and meet the new and capable group of ambassadors!"
Emily's favorite leadership quote is: “A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.” —John Maxwell
Miss Em we are super excited to have you back again this year!
We are very excited to announce that Megan Clifton has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Registration. Megan attended HOBY Maine in 2012 as an ambassador and was a Junior Facilitator in 2013. She has been volunteering with HOBY Maine long before attending however helping her Mom (Sydney Clifton, Corporate Board President) with behind the scenes organization and managing registration packets. Now that Megan is 18 she is able to take on a more official role and more responsibilities. She will be taking care of all things related to registration at the seminar and ensuring all operations supplies are ready to go! Megan is a Senior at South Portland High School and will be attending University of Maine in Farmington in the Fall.
When asked why she enjoyed volunteering for HOBY Maine she said: "I'm inspired to volunteer with HOBY because of the change that I get to see in the new ambassadors as well as the change that I have seen in myself since my ambassador year. I also love to help with organizing stuff so helping with HOBY is something fun, life changing and cool to be involved in. HOBY has also helped me make new friends as well as reconnect with some old friends! It's a program that I don't know who I would be today if I hadn't gone through it."
Her favorite leadership quote is: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'M POSSIBLE." -Audrey Hepburn
Welcome to the 2014 Team Megan!
Andrea Levinsky has accepted a position as a Senior Facilitator for HOBY Maine 2014. Andrea attended HOBY Maine as an ambassador in 2009 and has returned as a volunteer on Junior Staff since 2011. Andrea has also served on our Alumni Board and has been an active volunteer helping with Fundraising and Recruiting this year. Additionally she served on the HOBY Connecticut CLeW planning team this year while she was at school at Connecticut College.
Andrea had this say about why she loves HOBY: "I love volunteering for HOBY because I am given the opportunity to inspire young people to take action and use their leadership for service, just as HOBY did for me."
Her favorite leadership quote is: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Please join me in welcoming Andrea to the team!
We are very excited to announce that Miranda Hotham has accepted a role as a Junior Facilitator at HOBY Maine 2014. Miranda attended the program last year as an ambassador from Winslow High School. When asked why she wanted to return as a Junior Staff member this year she said: "I wanted to volunteer with HOBY this year because I had so much fun last year and it taught me so many new things that I used later in the year. I wanted to be able to share those experiences with the new ambassadors this year."
Miranda's favorite leadership quote is: "Leadership is action, not position.” - Donald H. McGannon
Welcome to the team Miranda!
We are very happy to announce that Rob MacLellan has accepted a Senior Facilitator role for HOBY Maine 2014. Rob attended HOBY Maine in 2009 as an Ambassador from Hebron Academy and is currently a sophomore at The College of Wooster in Ohio majoring in Music Education with a minor in Religious Studies. Rob has volunteered with HOBY as a Junior Facilitator since 2010.
When asked why he wants to volunteer at the HOBY Maine Seminar Rob had this to say: "What inspires me to volunteer with HOBY is the impact that this program can have on an outstanding group of students. What also inspires me is I know what this program did for me, and I want to make sure current ambassadors have an even better experience then I did."
Rob's favorite quote fits him perfectly: “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Apple, Inc.
Welcome to the team Rob - so excited to have you join Senior Staff this year!
Embers Stoves & Fireplaces, a family owned business in South Portland, ME has generously donated a total of $300 to support HOBY Maine. Not only are they a 2014 Ambassador Sponsor, they are also a Gold Meal Sponsor for two students!
This is not the first time Embers has stepped up to support HOBY Maine - Ernie Stanhope, owner, has placed ads in our program book for three years now, he has offered up his parking lot for car washes and has personally helped us by selling and purchasing HOBY Maine raffle tickets. Thank you Ernie and Embers for your continued support!