March 2, 2018
Wakulla High School junior Zackary Ryan Windsor has been chosen by the Jake Pigott Memorial American Legion Post and Auxiliary 114 to represent Wakulla County at Boys State. WHS junior Jamey Harvey is the alternate.
American Legion Boys State is an educational program of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county, and state government.
Zackary was selected for several reasons, one of which is 867 currently documented hours of community service, the highest of any WHS student.
He is a coach and athletic trainer for the WHS football team, is CPR certified, plus is an NJROTC Petty Officer 2nd Class – NS3.
Zackary is a Life Scout – Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow. He is also in the National Honor Society.
In addition, Zackary is doing an Executive Internship with special needs students, and is very involved helping with the Special Olympics.
Alternate Jamey Harvey is the sitting President of the WHS Teenage Republicans, a member of the WHS Model United Nations, and an active member of the AVID Scholars Council.
Jamey also won the 2018 Black History Month Trailblazer Award, has been a Senate Page, and is on the Varsity Football, Soccer, Track, and Weightlifting Teams.
At Florida Boys State, this year held June 17-23 at FSU, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.
Students will run for offices in a fictional city, county and state where they choose their own officials in accordance with election procedures.
Instruction will also be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure, and Florida political history.
WHS teacher Lara Davis recommended the students to the local chapter of the American Legion.
“This is a great way for students to find out how to make a difference through involvement in our local and state political system. Zack and Jamey have already made an impact on their school and community,” says Superintendent Bobby Pearce.