Brady Moore is shown with the plaque presented to him designating his elected position as President of the Senate at Illinois Boys State.
American Legion Premier Boys State was held this past June at Eastern Illinois University.
From the Boys State press release; “This premier program has been teaching Americanism and government processes to rising seniors since 1935. It gives these young men the opportunity to form their government leadership from the city, county and state levels. In order to accomplish this these citizens of Premier Boys State must campaign, give speeches and articulate why they are the best candidate for the respective position. Premier Boys State gives out up to $20,000 in scholarship awards every session through essays, interviews, orations and application processes.”
This year, Brady Moore, Lovington, represented Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School. He had this to say about his time there, “My experience at Boys State was monumental for my hopeful career down the road. I loved every moment at Boys State and it taught me a lot of lessons that I will forever cherish. Meeting with so many former members of our armed forces shaped my total view on service. I was elected president of the senate because of my leadership and negotiating skills to get bills passed. In addition to being awarded the McCraith Model Citizen award because of my character and leadership, being the first alternate to represent the state of Illinois at Boys nation is a huge honor and success for our community because of the skills I employed while being interviewed for the opportunity. The model citizen award granted me a $2,000 scholarship and taught me the importance of being a role model for others and doing what’s right even if it’s unpopular.”
During high school Brady has served on student council all four years and was elected Vice President his sophomore and junior years and president his senior year. In addition he is the Class President for the Class of 2023 and National Honor Society secretary this year. Brady states, “I have always been driven by service and want to continue serving throughout my life and career. After high school I plan to attend a four year university and study Public Policy and Political Science and hopefully run for public office or practice law later in life.”
Brady is the son of Jenny Moore and Jake Moore and the grandson of Judy Uphoff and the late Roger Uphoff. He has a sister, Brynlee who is in 8th grade.