Canon-McMillan High School is one of 16 across the state to win the Governor's Civic Engagement Program award in its first year.
Voter registration initiatives were held in 32 schools as part of the program, resulting in 2,955 eligible students being registered to vote.
Fifteen schools in 13 counties, including Canon-Mac, won Gold Level awards for registering at least 85 percent of their eligible student population and one school won a Silver Level award for registering at least 65 percent of its eligible student population. Canon-McMillan had the highest registration of the participating schools, with 99 percent of eligible students registered.
The GCEA program, initiated at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, is a cooperative effort by the Departments of Education and State, in collaboration with Inspire U.S., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to transform young leaders’ inspiration into action.