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Kentucky high school recognized for registering all eligible students to vote | News – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-14 00:40:50 –






Frankfort, Kentucky-On Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Adams of Kentucky presented the first “Frederick Douglass Award” to Burgin Independent High School in Mercer County.

The school was the only school in the state to enroll all seniors eligible to vote.

“Ronald Reagan said,’Freedom never leaves more than a generation from extinction.’ The same applies to democracy,” Adams said. “It is important that our youth have citizen literacy and participate in the political process. We thank Burgin Independent High School for leading student voting registration throughout the state.”

The Frederick Douglass Awards Program was named in honor of American social reformers and abolitionists. This award encourages nonpartisan peer-to-peer registration efforts. This award program is run by the Secretary of State Kentucky in collaboration with Kentucky YMCA and Inspire 2 Vote.

“I am very pleased and proud that my seniors have accepted the obligations of citizens and registered for voting for the second year in a row,” said Chris Lemons, principal of Burgin High School.

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