Tavares, Fla - Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Monday evening, January 11, announced the winner of the 2020 Voter Registration Challenge for all Lake County High Schools. Lake Minneola High had the greatest percentage of their eligible students register or pre-register to vote in this year’s challenge.
Accepting the trophy at the meeting of the Lake County School Board on behalf of LMHS was Linda Shepherd- Miller, Principal and Brian Katz, Social Studies Department Chair.
Each year the program will award a traveling trophy with the name of each winning school engraved on it, as well as providing a trophy to stay at each winning school. There is also a plaque listing the winning school of each year on display in the Supervisor of Elections office.
“I would like to thank Superintendent Diane Kornegay for her unwavering support in this year’s challenge. Superintendent Kornegay helped us “move the mountains” to provide success for the students,” commented Supervisor Hays. “We also owe a special thank you to each of the teachers throughout the county who went out of their way to accommodate the program as it was administered virtually this year due to the virus. They too were helping their students engage in their civic duty. It is the goal of our office to encourage each eligible student to register, learn about the issues and candidates, then make an informed choice on their ballot for each election,” Hays added.
Congratulations Lake Minneola High School. The winning school not only wins the trophy which will stay on campus, they win bragging rights on social media and will be spotlighted in the Lake County Supervisor of Elections email newsletter.
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