Awarded to Louisville’s J. Graham Brown School
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2016) — Louisville’s J. Graham Brown School is the inaugural winner of the Georgia Davis Powers Award open to schools with 100 percent of eligible students registered to vote, said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Sen. Georgia Davis Powers died last January.
“Senator Powers had a passion for getting young people involved in the democratic process, and she knew that equality begins at the ballot box,” said Grimes. “I can think of no better way to honor her commitment to young people and her dedication to public service than with this award which recognizes the engagement of young Kentuckians.”
Grimes recognized the Brown School in a school-wide ceremony featuring Nick Davis, Powers’ grandson, and his daughter, Powers’ great-granddaughter, Nikaya Oliver.
“My grandmother would be so pleased that the secretary is recognizing students with an award in her name,” said Davis. “She loved encouraging young Kentuckians to be involved citizens. And she would be so proud of the Brown School and that all of these young people have registered to vote.”
Kentucky high schools with 100 percent voter registration among students who are eligible may apply for the Powers Award at sos.ky.gov.