de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. is proud to announce that Jacob (“Jake”) Caldevilla, has been selected by the American Legion to represent Tampa Catholic High School at Florida Boys State in Tallahassee this summer. Jake, a junior in TC’s Class of 2014 and the son of d&G Shareholder David Caldevilla, has worked for the firm in the past as an office services clerk. Jake’s father, David participated in the Boys State program in 1979, and Jose Caldevilla, Jake’s grandfather also participated in the program in 1958.
Boys State is a comprehensive one week course in state and local government, as well as a “leadership action program,” where qualified male high school juniors from all over the State of Florida take part in a practical government course. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure and operation of Florida’s government and political process. The participants run for office, and each level of government will be run by those participants who are elected to serve. Instruction will be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure, and Florida’s political history.
Jake is one of 500 boys from across the State of Florida who was interviewed and selected to attend this year. He is very excited to have this opportunity and we are proud of him for being selected as a delegate and continuing his family’s outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their schools and community.