DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes presented the Georgia Davis Powers Award to Boyle County High School.
Georgia Davis Powers was the first African-American and woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate and was an influential member of the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout her life, Senator Powers was committed to equal rights and fought for causes to prohibit discrimination in schools, workplaces, and housing on the basis of race, sex, and age. She supported legislation to improve education for the physically and mentally disabled.
Senator Powers encouraged young people to become involved in the democratic process and to stand up for what they believe.
Mr. Murphy and his student ambassadors achieved 100% voter registration participation from their eligible seniors through grass roots activism, lunch time drives and old fashioned campaigning.
Click here for more information on the Office of the Secretary of State’s Georgia Davis Powers Award.