Coral Springs City Commission Honors Florida Boys State “Mayor” Victor King

Coral Springs Student Makes a Quick Political Career at Florida Boys State

Victor King and another student, courtesy of Florida Boys State (courtesy)

By Bryan Boggiano

At their Wednesday meeting, the city commission honored high school senior Victor King for his achievements at the 78th session of the American Legion Boys State program.
Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons presented him with the proclamation for his accomplishments.

The Boys State program allows rising seniors to organize and run their own local, county, and state governments for one week in Tallahassee.

King, a Coral Springs resident who recently transferred from J.P. Taravella High School to American Heritage, competed in the program at Florida State University in June. During his time there, he gained hands-on leadership experience by role-playing civics exercises and holding different political offices, according to a city document.

King’s peers first elected him as mayor. Subsequently, they elected him as a county commissioner and a house representative.

King believes that the program made him realize that he likes giving back to his community, and working as a public official helps him fulfill that.

Despite not being a public official, King already helps the city by coaching football at Mullins Park for the Coral Springs Chargers, which he has been doing for the past three years.

He has also been part of the Civil Air Patrol for four years, where he serves as Cadet Commander within his squadron and organizes and assists at city events.

King remarked that any student, especially in middle or high school, should pursue their dreams and take every opportunity possible.

“Make the most of the time that you have now,” he said. “Talk to your guidance counselors, talk to your teachers, talk to your principals, and talk to your friends that you see are out and about.”

Coral Springs City Commission Honors Florida Boys State "Mayor" Victor King

Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons presents a proclamation to Victor King. His father and Mayor Scott Brook are to the right. {City of Coral Springs}

He said that regardless of how they might feel, students should not be afraid to explore what they want to do.

“Just put yourself out there; you guys never know what’s gonna happen,” King said. “You guys will make great things come true.”

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Bryan Boggiano

Bryan Boggiano
A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.

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