Joseph Wittig, GHS Junior and son of Lisa and Robert Wittig, has been selected to represent Greenwood High School at this year’s session of Boys State. For the past 75 years, Arkansas Boys State has provided an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Each participant is assigned a mock political party, city and county and throughout the week, delegates administrate this mock government as if it were the real government. Every phase of the program includes practical instruction on the duties, powers, functions and responsibilities both of a citizen and of public officials. Mock elections are held to choose state officials in the governor’s office, the state legislature and state Supreme Court. The program is sponsored by the American Legion.

Wittig serves as Deputy Cadet Commander of the AFJROTC program at GHS, is a member of the GHS Beta Club and National Honor Society, a member of the Civil Air Patrol, a member of the Varsity Track and Cross Country teams at GHS (All State and All Conference), and has been selected to attend a Naval Academy Summer Seminar in July