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Harriton Earns Gold-Level 'Governor's Civic Engagement Award'
Harriton Earns Gold-Level 'Governor's Civic Engagement Award'

The Pennsylvania Department of State & Education recently announced that Harriton High School has earned the Gold-Level Governor's Civic Engagement Award for the outstanding efforts of students to educate, engage and inform their fellow classmates about how to get involved in the voting process.

In order to achieve Gold-Level status, a school must have more than 85% of eligible students registered to vote. Since the start of the school year, 12 student-ambassadors from one of Mr. Paul McKenna's social studies classes set out to help get as many of their fellow Rams registered to vote as possible through their industrious grassroots efforts. This dedicated group of students ultimately eclipsed the 85% goal ending their campaign registering an impressive 86.4% of eligible classmates.

These civic-minded Rams were recognized in a special ceremony as the school received a plaque and each of the students were given certificates signed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Leigh Chapman. Their certificates read as follows:

"With your leadership, commitment and effort, Harriton High School registered to vote 86.4% of eligible students, helping the school to reach Gold Level Status and earn the Governor's Civic Engagement Award. This award is intended to recognize and commemorate the efforts of the next generation of leaders who help educate, engage and inform their peers about how to get involved in the voting process. On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of State, thank you for your leadership and best wishes for ongoing success."

Congratulations to all of the students and Mr. Mckenna on this outstanding achievement!

Owen HuntingtonRay Ma
Samuel PalmerPhilip Mahoney
Maya SurbeckEleanor Fisher
Carmen MiskelNoah Berger
Milan GoyalKyle Bos
Ailey GeeSophia Abdulmalik

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