Sophomore Selected for Leadership Seminar
Sophomore Selected for Leadership Seminar
By Martha Di Loreto


Congratulations to Christopher Heitzhaus '20 who was selected to represent Canisius High School at the 2018 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. This three-day seminar will take place in June at the University of Rochester.


Chris is an Advanced Placement and Honors student, a Student Senator, and a member of the Canisius Federation hockey and track teams. He also plays travel hockey with the Cheektowaga Warriors.


Congratulations to alternate representative, JT Burgio '20. JT is an Advanced Placement and Honors student and member of the Canisius soccer and Premier travel soccer teams. He is also a Canisius Big Brother to the freshmen.

In 1958, actor and philanthropist Hugh O'Brian had a vision of making a difference in the lives of young people. Last year, over 10,000 of the brightest high school sophomores from across the United States participated in HOBY Leadership Seminars. Students interact with regionally and nationally renowned leaders from diverse fields such as business, government and education. HOBY is an educational, life-changing experience that provides leadership skill development with a strong emphasis on community service.

Hugh O'Brian passed away one year ago at the age of 91. He leaves a lifetime legacy of service that is unmatched.