K.J. Ammons, a rising senior at Jackson County Early College, was selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 19-26. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism.
Ammons has served as president of the High School Rotary Club and is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society and New Century Scholars. A resident of Tuckasegee, Ammons plans to attend Western Carolina University or N.C. State University to study nuclear engineering.