High schoolers to attend seminar for student ambassadors

May 16, 2023

Wareham High School sophomores Emma McWilliams and Hannah Milne have been chosen as “student ambassadors” to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar at Bentley University in Waltham in June. 

The seminar, established by the actor of the same name, gives students leadership training and hands-on mentorship from local business owners, doctors and media experts. They will also get to meet adult professionals, college mentors and 300 of their fellow ambassadors from high schools across Massachusetts. 

“The program is a great opportunity to strengthen my skills,” McWilliams said, “as well as work with talented and like-minded students across the state.” 

“This honor means a lot,” Milne said. “I get the opportunity to represent the Wareham community at this leadership seminar and share the knowledge Wareham High School has taught me over the years.”

McWilliams and Milne were chosen as student ambassadors after getting recommended and interviewed by their teachers. McWilliams’ teachers were impressed by her participation in the Student Council, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Astronomy Club and JV volleyball team. 

During the seminar, the students will work together on a community service project. Afterwards, they will be encouraged to do community service on their own, putting their leadership skills to the test.

“I plan to continue volunteering after the seminar,” McWilliams said, “and look forward to doing so.”

“With the knowledge I gain,” Milne said, “I intend to continue my impact on Wareham High School.”

McWilliams is unsure of what she wants to do after graduating, but is interested in studying either business management or computer science. 

After she graduates, Milne would like to travel the world before studying international business at a university in Germany.