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Meet Your 2015-16 Leadership Seminar Co-Chairpersons

Emily Ciraolo is a 2003 HOBY New York West alumna, representing Holy Angels Academy. She is a corporate communications specialist at National Fuel Gas Co., and considers herself fortunate to have found a rewarding and challenging career in her hometown. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys CrossFit, cooking, blogging, all things social media, and of course, HOBY. She is looking forward to making her 13th year with HOBY, the most outstanding. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Bonaventure University as well as her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications.

HOBY Pic (2)Melissa Maxwell is a 2005 HOBY New York West alumna, representing Batavia High School. She is a speech-language pathologist at Palisades Park Elementary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Melissa knows HOBY inspires and empowers high school sophomores, enabling them to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. That’s why she continues volunteer year after year. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary arts for children with certifications in elementary eduction and special education from Brockport University and her master’s in speech-language pathology from Buffalo State College.


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