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CLA gets lesson in leadership
09.11 CLA-Rice
From left to right are Darren Thomas, Larry Spradley, Cody Warnock, Danielle Paulk, Aaron Willis, Landon Snooks, Richie Socia, Hannah Steese and Emily Woods. Also in attendance with the group (not pictured): Peggy Smith, Schel Paulk and Gail Paulk. - photo by Photo provided
The Effingham YMCA Christian Leadership Academy participants had a rare opportunity to travel to Statesboro and hear former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University.  Their volunteer advisor, Dr. Darren Thomas, submitted a question online prior to the event and his question was selected and answered by Rice during her speech. A video clip of the question is on the Christian Leadership Academy page on Facebook.