HOBY Olympics were held last night at the Kansas State University quad. It was a fun-filled night as the ambassadors worked with their groups and played the awesome games the staff prepared for them. They practiced teamwork, showed support for each other, and had A LOT of enthusiasm!
Ambassadors got to high-five their way through the tunnel,
take thrilling rides on roller coasters,
and they were even lucky enough to do the "Alligator" cheer with Nick Zimmerman.
Following the Phase One activity "Personality Profile," where ambassadors learned what "color" their personality is, they spent last night's group time working on decorating their T-Shirts for the HOBY Olympics. While they were working, we pulled aside ambassador Vany of Liberal High School to ask her a few questions! When asked what she learned today, she told us:
"Sometimes I feel like others won't do things, and I'm really picky about how they get done, but I learned you have to trust others enough to be trusted."
We have just finished the Phase Two: Group Leadership introduction, and are beginning today's panel. Kara Belew of Wichita USD 259, Jolene Goodheart-Peterson of Wamego High School, Sara Shea of Manhattan Area Homeschoolers Network, and Allie Mason of Morris Hill Elementary are our panelists for this education panel. This panel gives the ambassadors an opportunity to ask question they may have about the different perspectives and approaches to education.
This afternoon will be spent on our Leadership For Service projects! The ambassadors will be able to participate in four projects:
Following the ceremony, we will jump into the First Phase of the HOBY seminar: Personal Leadership. Sarah Koehn and Kara Belew will be our speakers extraordinaire. The ambassadors will also have a chance to ask questions for the Entrepreneurship Panel during this phase. Today has been full of excitement and energy, and we can't wait for the rest of the seminar!