David Norris was selected as Montgomery Catholic’s representative to the 75th annual American Legion Alabama Boys State. Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, motivation in school, and community activities. Boys State Week is a full and active week held on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. David is the son of John and Teresa Norris.
While at Boys State, David was elected to the House of Representatives where he wrote and debated bills of importance for all Alabama citizens.
At Boys State, student delegates have the opportunity to build new friendships, participate in a mock government, and hear from and meet a diverse array of Alabama leaders such as Congressmen, state elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, and others. Delegates have the opportunity to join interest groups that focus on their individual areas of interest such as law school, Fire College, law enforcement academy, aerospace academy, lobbyists, city government, county government, constitutional convention, engineer/computer academy, and environmental interest group. Delegates also have activity time during which they can participate in recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, academic bowl, etc.
Alabama Boys State is a leadership program for young men who have completed their junior year of high school and are expected to be campus leaders during their senior year. It provides delegates with a working knowledge of our government functions on the city, county, and state levels. Acceptance into Alabama Boys State is a privilege and granted by invitation only. Delegates are selected by their school faculty and community leaders.
Alabama Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion and is directed by the retired Judge Pete Johnson of Birmingham, the Assistant Directors are Judge Joel Laird of Anniston and Ted Copeland of Carrolton.