Press Release

Brewer student attends HOBY Leadership Seminar

Several local students attended the Maine Site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. They joined more than 50 other young leaders representing 35 high schools from throughout Maine May 31-June 2 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

Ellie Leighton represented Brewer High School at the statewide seminar.

HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores from public and private high schools to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, media and community service occupations to discuss present and future issues.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by the popular actor Hugh O’Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Further information about HOBY Maine activities and sponsorship opportunities is available by calling Sydney Clifton, volunteer corporate board president and leadership seminar chairperson, at 207-200-4629 or email,