In an effort to connect with youth across the state we maintain a HOBYWA blog.  The blog’s purpose is to maintain communication and collaboration across our alumni group, while actively sharing the experiences and emotions felt by our Washington Hobsters.  Topics range from community service ideas for local communities, fundraising approaches and reflections regarding the meaning of leadership and the significance of empowering youth across the state.  For the 2014-2015 year our blog will be led by Rachel Friche, with support from Kacie Paganelli.

Blog Coordinator: Rachel Fricke

Rachel-FrickeRachel Fricke attended HOBYWA in 2013.  She is currently a Senior at Gonzaga Prepatory School in Spokane, WA, and is actively involved in her school and community through various program, including volleyball, Leadership Spokane, and various service and mentorship organizations.  In her free time she enjoys skiing, reading, taking road trips, and drinking lots of coffee.  She returned to HOBYWA in 2014 as Team Alumni, and someday hopes to own a pair of suspenders in all the colors of the rainbow.


Blogger: Kacie Paganelli

Kacie-2-252x280Kacie Paganelli attended HOBYWA in 2012.  Since then she has proven her commitment to HOBY time and time again as a community leader, volunteer and team alumni for the 2013 seminar held at Gonzaga University.  Kacie is an OUTSTANDING individual who constantly seeks ways to help others.