PCA’s Jackson Graham Attends 2018 Boys State
Jackson Graham was selected to represent Prattville Christian Academy at the 2018 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Boys State during this past summer. Boys State is a premier youth leadership program which offers a one-of-a-kind experience to rising high school senior male students in the State of Alabama. Students are chosen based on demonstration of the following characteristics: leadership, hard work, strong morals and motivation in school and community activities.
At Boys State, student delegates become citizens of an imaginary state, taking part in a mock political life through campaigning for and electing officials. In addition to establishing their own government, delegates got the opportunity to hear from state elected officials, business, and civic leaders. During his time, Graham successfully ran for a Senate position. As a Senator in the imaginary state, Graham enjoyed writing and debating bills with fellow participants.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about how I can impact Alabama’s political system even at my age,” said Graham. “I now understand how seemingly small acts, like voting, can make a huge impact in my community.”