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West Virginia Schools Recognized for Voter Registration

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Eleven West Virginia high schools have been recognized for student voter registration.

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant’s office announced the Jennings Randolph Award to the schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. The award recognizes 100 percent registration of voting-eligible students.

Tennant’s office says four schools received the award for the 2014-2015 year.

The schools recognized are Buffalo, Fairmont East, Independence, Man, Mount View, Philip Barbour, Ravenswood, River View, Sherman, St. Joseph Central Catholic and Wyoming East. At the 11 schools, 1,188 students were registered. Statewide, the group Inspire West Virginia registered 2,200 during the school year.

A news release from Tennant’s office says Inspire West Virginia student leaders collaborate with peers to lead nonpartisan voter registration projects at their high schools.