A Lincoln County High School student is making waves on the golf course while getting a hole-in-one at school this year. Upcoming junior Taylor Hafley not only won a recent junior golf tournament in Lexington, he was also selected by school officials for the Hugh O'Brian Youth, or HOBY, Leadership Award.
This recognition brought with it a weekend seminar on leadership in Lexington, which Hafley attended this month.
"I wasn't real sure what I was getting into, but it was an honor to get selected," said Hafley. He had decided to apply for the award after his older brother was formerly named an O'Brian leader.
To apply, students handed in short essays on leadership to their school counselors. A panel of four to five staff members at the school then select a student anonymously.
Hafley said the seminars helped him discover new friends and learn important lessons on success and failure.