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Page 4B Hays Free Press July 25, 2012 Leadership Camp Continued from pg. 3B with instruction in leadership skills and activities geared to- ward becoming leaders, both in high school and in life. "I met so many great people and we're keeping in touch; we write letters to each other, not e-mails," Banner said. Founded in 1958 by O'Brien, an actor, HOBY now has more than 375,000 alumni. O'Brien was inspired by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, famed Ger- man doctor-theologian-mu- sician and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts on behalf of the "Brotherhood of Nations." Schweitzer told O'Brien that he felt "the most impor- tam thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves," which O'Brien would never forget. After visit- ing Schweitzer in Africa for nine days, O'Brien came back to the Ohited States prepared to make a difference in the world. Banner said HOBY leaders challenged the students to do 100 community service hours before coming back next year as volunteers. "They told us that helping others will help you," Banner said. He was already on the right track before the camp; Banner volunteers at the ballpark--40 hours so far--helping with field maintenance. He has been in- volved with a food kitchen in Kyle delivering food. Banner is also third in his class of 551 stu- dents. "I really want to be vaiedicto- dan," he said. One of the standout mo- ments for Banner at HOBY was creating a business plan for a new product. His team invent- ed an iPhone case for retract- able headphones. "We had to develop the whole plan; who to sellit to, how much it would cost to manufacture," Banner said. "Then we bad consultants critique our proj- ects and we presented the final plans to millionaire investors." While his team didn't win. Banner said it was a valuable exercise in leadership. "The most important thing I learned at HOBY was that no matter what type of leader you are, communication is the key," Banner said. \ \ ~Ct~NCE H~L~ \ BM Healthy Overweight Obese Severly Obese Underweight No Score ~MPHILL Hays GISD 13 elementary schools and BMI totals of students. Obesity Summit: "Fitnessgrams" reveal data Continued from pg. 3B The teams discussed: pants. For a full list, see the report on the Causes of obesity in Buda and Kyle Hays CISD website. Causes of inactivity in Kyle and Buda Roberts acknowledged that ending the Ways to help curb the obesity trend obesity problem does not stop at the school Ideas for effective change and an action door and that family involvement is neces- plan for getting there The most important issues that are not or sary. inadequately being addressed (i.e., identify "We do need support from parents and the gaps) families. That is huge," said Roberts. "It's On the previous page, is a summary of about the child's entire lifestyle at home and some of the ideas from the summit partici- at school." 1 22 Main Street Downtown Buda at the traffic light Open every day 468-4451 295-6008 Neutered male 1 inmy b~l~ o~t and animated: laughibg and n~ve ~ur hea~ t0:j6yl mmt~,l:~aatedfr0m~ii ~ You:~n't bedoWn with me around!: !:; and I am ~to go home withyou! : ::: 500 FM 150E, Ky!e, ~:, 512 268-~611:1 : : : Please visit pawsSheiterio~ .: : :: :: : Performing Loans Home Equity Loans