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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6924684?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 19 May 2017 22:20:54 +0000 JR designation Erin Miller reports http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6924684?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WHAG one hundred percent of high school seniors are registered to vote...but that is not the case... at hedgesville. which is why the high school was awarded the jennings randolph award. whag's erin miller has more on what it means for the school. << "hedgesville high school is just one of fifteen schools across the state of west virginia to receive the award." erin miller reporting: the jennings randolph award dates back to the 1940s when then congressman randolph first introducted the 26th amendment to the united states...which allows 18-year-olds the right to vote. (mac warner, wv secretary of state) "west virginia has been on the leading edge of these things, fighting for freedom and democracy, going back to revolutionary times." erin miller: now in 20-17...west virginians continue to fight for freedom and democracy. take seniors nicholas miller and maureen budka for example. these students spearheaded the effort to register all eligible students. (maureen budka, senior, hedgesville high school) "hopefully it makes the voice of the younger generation heard. now that we've done the harder part for them, registering to vote. they can just go to the polls and vote for the politican that agrees with their views." erin miller: over the course of eight months...miller and budka went classroom by classroom urging students to register. (nicholas miller, senior, hedgesville high school) "we went around to our civics classes at our school and we just got in touch with students about why it's important for them to be voting because they're so underrepresented today." erin miller: in senator warner's first one hundred days in office...over eleven thousand voters have been registered...and now adding to that list are the two hundred and seventy seniors...and some juniors...at hedgesville high school." state) "it's all coming together in hedgesville high school and i'm it." "secretary warner says that now each school has the challenge to remain a jennings randolph school for years to come. reporting in hedgesville, erin miller whag news." >> morgan: still to come tonight on whag news at six.... lou scally joins us with a check on the forecast-- hey lou! for years to come. reporting in hedgesville, erin miller whag news." >>




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