We are pleased to welcome Mariah Farrington to HOBY Maine 2014 as a Junior Facilitator. Mariah attended HOBY last year as an ambassador from Katahdin High School.
When asked why she wanted to return to HOBY she said: "What inspires me to volunteer with HOBY Maine is that the leaders of the organization realize the rewards of humility and volunteerism. This is giving back to the people who have changed your life. I have always loved helping others, and being challenged in my generosity by seeing how willing I was to spend many more hours helping others really made me step aside to self-examine myself. The hours I spent volunteering, I realize, really did benefit the general public, and that on its own is enough to satisfy me; but HOBY takes an extra step and prepares you for your own projects in leadership and cultural experiences. HOBY is now a piece of who I am and now, through their training, I know how to give a piece of myself back to them."
It is fitting that Mariah's favorite quote is from Gandhi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Welcome Mariah to HOBY 2014!