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State Honoree

Charles Darus

Georgia

Charles Darus, Cairo High School, is chairman of the Grady County Junior Leadership Council, which opened a youth center in downtown Cairo. To fund the center, Darns organized a group of over I 00 youth to raise money for the renovation of a donated building and the first year's

operating costs. The group raised more than $50,000 through a benefit rock concert and a local radio station's donation of a day's worth of advertising sales.

"Volunteering helps you achieve a greater sense of self-confidence."