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Raphael, Almeida chosen as HOBY reps

PHOEBE RAPHAEL, LEFT, and Calvin Almeida were chosen to represent Vergennes Union High School at this year’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. Photo courtesy of Anne Vincent

VERGENNES — Every year, each high school in the United States may choose at least one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassadors are Calvin Almeida and Phoebe Raphael.

Almeida and Raphael were nominated and selected for this honor based on their demonstrated and potential leadership skills and traits. The pair attended the HOBY Seminar on May 23-26 at Vermont State University (Randolph Campus). They participated in seminars and met with leaders in the fields of education, government, and the professions to discuss present and future issues.

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