The Greenville Post #131 has selected Will Sircy to the American Legion Boys State. The program will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee from June 19 to June 25. Sircy is the son of Crystal Sircy, of Orlando and William Sircy, of Madison.
Boys State is a learning experience in practical democracy. Citizens learn the political process through the election process for the offices of the mythical 51st state. Each delegate is assigned to a political party that has no philosophy or platform until the delegates develop one. Delegates use the basic laws and procedures of the State of Florida as a guide for their week. Speakers from all levels of government provide valuable lessons for the delegates. College credit can be earned through the dual enrollment program between Tallahassee Community College and their local school board.
Sircy attends Lake Nona High School in Orlando and has played football for the past three years. His unweighted GPA is 3.2, however, his weighted GPA is 3.9. His classes this term include AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Capstone Seminar, English 3 Honors, World History Honors, Pre-Calculus and Weight Training. He is active in the youth group at his church and works at Publix. After high school, Sircy plans to attend Florida State University where he plans to study microbiology or business management.
In his essay submitted in his application, Sircy was asked what would be the one thing he would do to improve his state if he were governor for a day? His response was that he would help the rural food industry to cultivate healthier organic foods to feed a growing population in these smaller, rural areas.