Students at South Harrison High School received the Jennings-Randolph Award from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office. The award is given to high schools in the state who register 100 percent of its eligible voters.
South Harrison’s 94 seniors all registered to vote.
The office said it gives the award to not only congratulate the students but to also encourage them to be educated voters.
“That’s a real tribute to their parents, to the school, to the civics teachers who have been able to encourage students to be registered to vote. If one person doesn’t register, they don’t get the silver award, the big award,” said Mike Queen, deputy chief of staff with the W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office.
Notre Dame High school also received the award for registering 100 percent of its eligible voters, 34 students.