East Meadow High School Sophomore Named HOBY Ambassador

HOBY Ambassador
Clara Song, a sophomore at East Meadow High School, has been selected as a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership ambassador.
According to its website, HOBY, founded in 1958, is an organization that inspires and develops the global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
As an ambassador, Clara will participate with other teenagers at the HOBY Leadership Conference, where she will collaborate with recognized leaders in business, government, education and other professions to discuss current world issues.
Clara was selected through a rigorous process that included an interview by faculty, administration and a former HOBY ambassador. She unanimously impressed the panel with her poise, confidence and genuine concern for others.

Clara is a very conscientious student who is involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She is a member of the school’s STEM, Pre-Med and Key clubs and an active member of the Science, Social Studies and English honor societies. She also volunteers at Winthrop-University Hospital and conducts her own research in the medical chemistry lab at St. John’s University.

Last summer, Clara was fortunate enough to participate in a Global Health Initiative trip to the Dominican Republic, and she is currently planning a community service trip to Peru.  

With a passion for science and a desire to help others, Clara aspires to pursue a career in the medical field, specifically in global health.