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Zyrus Craft, a junior from Mount Olive High School, recently attended the 2021 session of  MS Boys State held May 30- June 5, 2021 on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.
Sponsored by the American Legion of Mississippi, Boys State is an intense week of non-partisan leadership, government, and patriotism training.
Boys State is also the premier leadership program for rising high school seniors in Mississippi. Delegates are challenged to not just learn about Government, Leadership, and Service; but to put their knowledge into practice.
Along the way, delegates heard from elected state leaders, attended a college fair, and made friendships that will last a lifetime.
While in attendance, Craft was a member of the Federalists Party.
Zyrus thanks his sponor Peoples Bank and the recommendation from American Legion Post 218 of Mt.Olive, Mr. John Graves, Post Commander.
Zyrus is the son of Ms. La Craft-Jones.
U.S. Congressman Michael Guest at Mississippi Boys State with Zyrus. is an online news site serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.
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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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