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It’s not a secret that the 8th grade girls are currently participating in the Leadership417 wheel course, but you may not know that they have recently completed the business book The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller. The girls did an excellent job leading the book discussions. Activities with a purpose are also a key part of the course. The activities have helped them to understand that there are often diverse ways to solve a problem, the importance of allowing for creativity when leading, and that we need to be aware of how we communicate. The eighth grade boys completed the course last grading period, which also included the leadership principles of Coach John Wooden. Leadership417 is based on Colossians 4:17, which requires that we do our best for the Lord.