163 WVW stu­dents reg­is­ter to vote

The Citizens' Voice - - Local - — ERIC MARK

A re­cent drive to reg­is­ter young vot­ers proved to be a great suc­cess at Wy­oming Val­ley West High School, ac­cord­ing to Luzerne County of­fi­cials.

Out of 187 el­i­gi­ble stu­dents at the school, 163 reg­is­tered to vote, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease county Man­ager David Pedri is­sued Mon­day.

An­thony Dic­ton, chair of the school’s so­cial stud­ies depart­ment, led the reg­is­tra­tion ef­fort, the news re­lease states. The 87 per­cent reg­is­tra­tion rate among el­i­gi­ble stu­dents qual­i­fies the school for a Gover­nor’s Gold Level Civic En­gage­ment Award.

The county elec­tions bureau launched a drive to reg­is­ter el­i­gi­ble high school stu­dents in Fe­bru­ary. Elec­tion work­ers sent voter reg­is­tra­tion forms and fly­ers to schools through the county. Pedri on Mon­day com­mended county elec­tions di­rec­tor Marisa Crispell and her staff for their ef­forts, which re­sulted in 329 new vot­ers.

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