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Middletown Area High School students honored for voter registration efforts

Posted 5/1/19

Middletown Area High School students for the second year in a row are among those being recognized throughout Pennsylvania for their voter registration efforts.

On Monday, acting Secretary of …

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Middletown Area High School students honored for voter registration efforts

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Middletown Area High School students for the second year in a row are among those being recognized throughout Pennsylvania for their voter registration efforts.

On Monday, acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards to Middletown and nine other high schools in central and northeast Pennsylvania that registered to vote at least 65 percent of eligible students.

Middletown was among eight high schools that received Gold Level awards for registering 85 percent or more of eligible students.

Boiling Springs and Carlisle Area high schools were among the nine others receiving awards Monday.

Middletown also received a Gold Level award in 2018, the first year that the Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards were presented.

The program encourages eligible Pennsylvania high school students to participate in elections as voter registration drive organizers, voters and poll workers. Students are eligible to register if they are 18 years of age or will turn 18 on or before the date of the next primary, special, municipal or general election.

The state awards are presented in collaboration with Inspire U.S., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that trains and assists students working to increase voter participation.

Middletown is one of 23 high schools earning the awards statewide out of 63 schools that participated. A total of 3,109 students were registered to vote through the program.