The HOBY Academic All-Stars program was established to recognize HOBY alumni for their accomplishments in the classroom. All HOBY alumni of any program are welcome to apply. We are proud to recognize our academic standouts for their hard work! A HOBY Academic All-Star will complete the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the spring of 2017 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. “Outstanding” All-Star recognition is awarded to alumni who have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher. All Academic All-Stars receive a congratulatory letter with a certificate and official HOBY honor cord to wear at graduation. In addition, each Academic All-Star will be included on the Academic All-Stars page of the HOBY website.

Congratulations to the HOBY Academic All-Stars from Central Pennsylvania!

HOBY is very proud to recognize you for your accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. Accomplishments such as this are vital when it comes to being considered by college admissions officers and future employers.


  • Isabella Abruzzo ‘15 , Susuehanna Community School District
  • Heather Brubaker ‘12 , Ursinus College
  • Emily Buseck ‘16 , Tussey Mountain
  • Hannah Campbell ‘12 , Millersville University
  • Brigid Costello ‘15 , Littlestown High School
  • Katelyn Danczyk ‘15 , York Catholic High School
  • Jared Dimon ‘ 16 , Williams Valley
  • Steven Hahne ‘16 , Upper Dauphin Area High School
  • Emily Henry ‘16 , Central Dauphin High School
  • Raelyn Lares ‘16 , East Stroudsburg Area High School South
  • Sara Malina ‘16 , Central Dauphin High School
  • Mackenzie Mickavicz ‘16 , Riverside Junior – Senior High School
  • Kristen Miller ‘16 , State College Area High School
  • Colby Petelinkar ‘16 , Council Rock North High School
  • Lauren Petritsch ‘16 , Shenandoah Valley
  • Cassandra Reeke ‘12 , East Stroudsburg University
  • Brooke Seamans ‘12 , Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Tony Thein ‘16 , Meadowbrook Christian School
  • Zoe Timothy ‘16 , Susquenita High School
  • Madeline Wolfe ‘16 , Palmyra Area High School
  • Alexa Wolfgang ‘16 , Tri-Valley Jr./Sr. High School
  • Emily Zerbe ‘16 , Line Mountain High School


  • Jack Abdalla ‘15, Abington Heights High School
  • Joseph Arbie ’15, Holy Cross High School
  • Corrine Augusto ’15, Camp Hill High School
  • India Baker ’15, Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Ashley Bound, ’16, Old Forge Jr/Sr High School
  • Kyla Brezitski ’15, Bishop McDevitt High School
  • Abigail Brickler ’15, Tamaqua Area High School
  • Ethan C. Brubaker ’16, Ephrata High School
  • Hervinah Celestin ’16, Lebanon Catholic High School
  • Molly Lynn Clemson ’16, Tamaqua Area High School
  • Duncan J. Crim ’15, Carlisle High School
  • Gianna DeVincenzo ’16, Central Dauphin High School
  • Alexandra DiGiovanni ’16, Dover Area High School
  • Alexa Groft ’13, Bermudian Springs High School
  • Evan Haley ’15, Susquehanna Community High School
  • Essence Najai-Tonet Hall ’15, Central Dauphin High School
  • Sarah Harbach ’15, St. John Neumann Regional Academy
  • Madison Heider ’15, Donegal High School
  • Trenton Husick ’15, Tussey Mountain High School
  • Bailey Jones ’15, Big Springs High School
  • Jessica Kasper ’15, Mid-Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Benjamin Klaproth ’16, Wyoming Area High School
  • Evalyn Knowles ’15 Bermudian Springs High School
  • Marina Malcolm ’15, Lake-Lehman High School
  • Samantha Mary Mason ’15, Minersville High School
  • Connery McFadden ’16, St. John Neumann Regional Academy
  • Drake Myers ’16, Northeastern High School
  • Jennifer Myers ’16, Millville High School
  • Zachary Neff ’15, Central Mountain High School
  • Lisa Nguyen ’15, York County School of Technology
  • Joseph O’Connor III ’15, Pleasant Valley High School
  • Palak Patel ’16, Conestoga Valley High School
  • Kelsey Picchianti ’15, East Stroudsburg High School
  • April Pivonka ’16, Camp Hill High School
  • Kinsey Robinson ’16, West Perry High School
  • Rocco Roguskie ’15, Shenandoah Valley High School
  • Adriana Romano ’15, Sayre Area High School
  • Rachel Rose Rubright ’15, Pottsville Area High School
  • Sheridan Schreyer ’16, Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Melanie Searle ’16, Boiling Springs High School
  • Kayla Shultz ’15, Danville High School
  • Sara Stansbury ’16, Shikellamy High School
  • Noelle Steele ’15, Nativity BVM High School
  • Fisher Taylor ’15, Biglerville High School
  • Rebekah Tschopp ’16, Christian School of York
  • Rachel Elizabeth Warthen ’15, Gettysburg High School
  • Abigail Zeiler ’16, Western Wayne High School


Apply for the Award:

These instructions were accurate for the 2018 application. To verify, please visit the HOBY website. Good luck!

We are excited to extend the HOBY Academic All-Stars deadline to February 28, 2018! Graduating HOBY alumni and volunteers can apply to become a HOBY Academic All-Star and be formally recognized for accomplishments in the classroom.
A HOBY Academic All-Star will complete 12th grade or earn their college degree by the spring of 2018 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Academic All-Stars will receive a congratulatory letter with a certificate and official HOBY honor cord to wear at graduation. In addition, each participant will be included on the Academic All-Stars page of the HOBY website until the next program year. We strongly encourage you to list this recognition on your college or related job applications.

Please submit your application materials online by February 28, 2018. There is a non-refundable $57.95 application fee that must be included with the application. Please carefully review all qualifications and application items listed below before applying
  1. Must have attended an official HOBY program (Leadership Seminar, World Leadership Congress, Advanced Leadership Academy, International Program) in 2017 or earlier.
  2. Must have a cumulative weighted 3.5+ GPA on a 4.0 scale. (If your school does not use a 4.0 scale, please work with your guidance counselor to convert your grades accordingly. If your school does not weigh GPAs, please use cumulative unweighted GPA.)
  3. We require an uploaded scan of your transcript that includes the following: Your full name, school’s name, weighted GPA, and the date.
  4. Application, transcript, and non-refundable fee must be submitted online by the extended deadline of February 28, 2018.

Click here to access the Academic All-Star Application