Charleston, W. Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce that 41 West Virginia high schools registered 85 to 100 percent of their eligible senior class to vote during the 2019-2020 school year, qualifying them for the Jennings Randolph Award.
The full list of recipients is below.
Celebrating its 26th year, the Jennings Randolph Award program is an effort by the Secretary of State’s office working with county clerks to encourage students to discuss the importance of civic engagement and to register to vote. The Award is named for the late U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, a West Virginia native, who sponsored the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which reduced the voting age from 21 to 18. It took Randolph 29 years to get Congress to pass the Amendment and to send it to the states for ratification.
West Virginia's public and private high schools that register at least 85 percent of their eligible students to vote are honored with the award for their efforts.
The Jennings Randolph Award “Gold Level” is given to West Virginia high schools that register 100 percent of their eligible senior class to vote. The "Silver Level" is awarded to schools that register at least 85 percent.
As part of the Jennings Randolph Award program, schools that qualify are also eligible to nominate up to two students for Honorary Secretary of State recognition. The list of 2019-2020 honorees will be announced at a later date.
“Since 2017, we've worked with county clerks and student leaders throughout the state to register more than 62,000 high school seniors (19 or younger when registered) to vote,” Warner said. “That’s an incredible accomplishment for a state the size of West Virginia and one we should be very proud of.”
Schools interested in the Jennings Randolph Award or Honorary Secretary of State program should visit our website for more information.
Schools that registered 100% of their senior class to vote have achieved the Gold Level and are marked with an asterisk(*).
Barbour CountyPhilip Barbour High School*
Berkeley CountyHedgesville High School
Boone CountyScott High School*Sherman High SchoolVan High School*
Cabell CountySaint Joseph Central Catholic High School*
Fayette CountyMeadow Bridge High School*Midland Trail High School*Oak Hill High School
Hancock CountyWeir High School*
Harrison CountyNotre Dame High School*
Jackson CountyRavenswood High School*Ripley High School*
Kanawha CountyCapital High SchoolNitro High School*Saint Albans High SchoolSissonville High School*
Logan CountyLogan High School
Marion CountyNorth Marion High School*
Marshall CountyCameron High School*
Mercer CountyMontcalm High SchoolPikeview High School
Mingo CountyMingo Central High SchoolTug Valley High School
Monroe CountyJames Monroe High School*
Nicholas CountyNicholas High SchoolRichwood High School*
Pleasants CountySt. Marys High School*
Pocahontas CountyPocahontas High School*
Putnam CountyBuffalo High School*
Raleigh CountyIndependence High School*Liberty High School*Shady Spring High School*Woodrow Wilson High School
Tyler CountyTyler Consolidated High School*
Upshur CountyBuckhannon-Upshur High School
Wetzel CountyHundred High School*Paden City High School*
Wood CountyParkersburg Catholic High School*Williamstown High School*
Wyoming CountyWestside High School