Governor Mifflin students were honored for their quantifiable action during the past election season. Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Robert Torres recognized Governor Mifflin social studies teacher Michael Kurtz and several of his students with the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award.
The honor is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Inspire US. High schools across Pennsylvania were challenged to increase voter registration among their eligible student population. Governor Mifflin students achieved “gold level” status for the award by helping register more than 85% of eligible voters within the high school.
Acting Secretary Torres recognized the students involved in the voter registration effort, and addressed the entire graduating class, during a commencement practice at Santander Arena. Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt and representatives from Sen. Judith Schwank and Rep. Mark Gillen’s Office were also on hand to congratulate students.