Special Educational Programs

Special Educational Opportunities


Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) -HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

HOBY empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The 3-4 day seminar weekend is filled with interactive activities and workshops that allow students to discover their personal leadership strengths. 

WEMCHS can select one sophomore representative to attend the annual conference usually held in June at NC State.  Cost to attend is $150 (room/board and supplies). Students interested in applying should see Mrs. Loury.     

4-H Robotics Team - Students interested in robotics, engineering, computer science or technology or those who just love to build things, may be interested in joining the 4-H Robotics Team.  The team builds robots and then enters them in competition. The skills students develop working with this organization are:  math, science, engineering, business, computer skills, design, innovation, fabrication, problem-solving, marketing and team work.  Meet new people, learn new skills and have a ton of fun!  Last year's group made it to the semi-finals in competition. For information on meeting dates and times, please contact Ms. Ann Finch at 919-751-5701 / 919-731-1527 or charmingfinch@gmail.com.

Wayne County Teen Court - This is an excellent volunteer and community service program. Areas high school students, interested in the legal process, serve as jurors, lawyers (prosecuting and defending), bailiffs, and clerks of court for other Wayne County youths being charged with their first (and hopefully, only) misdemeanor offense. A Wayne County judge presides over the proceedings and charged youths must abide by the decisions made by the Teen Court. All Teen Court participates are trained and meet at 5:30PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Wayne County Courthouse. If interested, see Mrs. Loury for an application.

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