Jace Johnson Represents PCA at Boys State During Summer Break
Jace Johnson, Prattville Christian Academy senior and current SGA president, represented PCA at the summer 2021 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Boys State. Students are chosen to attend based on demonstration of the following characteristics in school and community activities: leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation.
Students at Boys State learn the importance of leadership and character by participating in a mock government, where they campaign for different roles and join groups to develop their own politically-related interests. Johnson ran for his city’s District Judge and was elected by his peers. Shortly after, he was nominated to run for the higher position of County Circuit Judge, and his campaign proved to be successful once again when he won this election. His duties as his county’s judge included participating in mock trials and learning the roles within the courtroom.
While at Boys State, Johnson had the opportunity to meet a variety of leaders essential to Alabama’s government. Some of these leaders included Governor Kay Ivey and Representative Chris England.
“Everyone was great,” said Johnson. “The delegates, staff, and speakers.” When asked about his overall experience at Boys State, Johnson said, “While the 40 miles we walked during that week was exhausting, I learned a lot about how to become a better leader through example, passion, and sacrifice.”
Congratulations on landing this opportunity, Jace! We look forward to seeing your leadership in action on campus this year.
By: Jaycie Black ’22