By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Kelsi Reams, 17, is a senior at Aucilla Christian Academy and she attended Girls State on Wednesday, June 25 until Thursday, July 3 at Florida State University as a delegate of Greenville through the American Legion Auxiliary in Greenville. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joe Reams.
While she attended, she was elected as a lobbyist for her county. She was able to meet and talk with lobbyists, the Chief Speaker of the House and tour the old Capital. Reams attended classes that taught about the government.
The students also separated into two parties: Nationalist and Federalist. The students created rallying chants for their party.
Reams favorite part of the week was meeting with many different young ladies from all over Florida and listening to their different beliefs and ideas.
At Aucilla Christian Academy, she is a member of Living Waters, FCA and a yearbook staff member. She is also Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading squad.
She has raised over $2,500 in ongoing research for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 2004 selling hot chocolate in her hometown of Greenville. Her sister, Abby, was diagnosed with the disease in 2003 and Reams wanted to do her part to help raise money for Abby and others living with Cystic Fibrosis.
She is an active member of Greenville Baptist Church where she helps teach music during the Wednesday night Community Kids Program.
Reams loves spending time with her family and friends. When she is not attending school, she enjoys writing, reading, singing, swimming and listening to music.
She would like to pursue a career in journalism, where she would be able to interview people and hear their ideas and beliefs. As far as college goes, she is still deciding whether to attend Florida State University or Flagler College.