Raj Durbal, Amazing Athlete and Inspirational Speaker Visits CFLA

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Rajesh Durbal, the first triple amputee in the world to finish the hardest endurance race, The Hawaii Iron Man World Championships, an amazing athlete and inspirational speaker, visited the Central Florida Leadership Academy on March 8th, sharing his vision of hope and courage. No one knows better than Raj the pain of being “different” in school. Raj answered questions and shared his personal story, which included learning to love himself and then reaching for his best, which echoes the character and leadership principles upon which CFLA was founded. Raj encouraged students to set personal goals and envision victory.

100_0875Raj has established the Live Free Foundation to support his efforts in assisting both disabled and able body students to reach their best. More information on his efforts can be found at http://www.live-free.net.

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CFLA Students Skype with sister school in Cologne, Germany

Bringing the study of other countries around the world to life in a meaningful, hands-on fashion, students in Mr. Richardson’s social studies class got to visit with students in Cologne, Germany via skype technology.  The German students got to practice their English and share information about their lives and school.  Students in both countries learned more about what it is like to live in a different culture.  Twelve CFLA students have now paired with German students for ongoing conversations on a bi-weekly basis.

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