HOBY World Leadership Conference Chooses a Cape Fear Academy Student for Second Consecutive Year

Rebecca Early, a rising junior at Cape Fear Academy, attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) World Leadership Conference from July 19 – 26 at Loyola University Chicago.  Rebecca is the second student from CFA in the last two years to receive this honor.  

Rising senior, Victor Agbafe, represented North Carolina last summer at the conference. Victor also was chosen to attend this summer’s session of NC Boy’s State, a leadership experience sponsored by the American Legion, where he received the Rex ‘Tiger’ Tillotson award, for being the citizen who best demonstrated the ideal of “participate with enthusiasm.”

Over 400 students representing up to 20 countries attend HOBY’s unique week-long international program comprised of keynote presentations, speakers’ panels, interactive workshops, field trips, and community service projects. 

For over five decades, they have inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long and impressive history of successfully motivating youth and volunteers to outstanding leadership. HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation through its core values of Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, and Community Partnership.