SHAMOKIN - Brian Christiana has been selected to join students representing many high schools throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 15 to 18 at Shippensburg University.

Christiana will represent Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School. He is a son of Brian and Michelle Christiana.

For the past 54 years, HOBY Leadership Seminars have brought together select groups of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government and education to discuss present and future issues in an enthusiastic learning environment.

HOBY was established by the veteran actor Hugh O'Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. "HOBY's goal is to seek out, recognize and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth," said O'Brian.

Further information about HOBY activities and sponsorship opportunities is available by visiting HOBY or